I CAN PROVE IM POPULAR – Artist Statements

#Follow4Follow (2015 Series)

This series of individual prints strives to contextualize the modern dichotomies that surround our daily lives. Modeled using collections from the increasingly valued “Top 25 Hashtags” of Instagram, this series allows the viewer to examine social media’s most relevant currency: follower count. In an effort to obtain this currency, the people of Instagram have formed modern day tribes under the guise of each of these hashtags. This trend of masking one’s true emotions in order to receive gratification and raise his or her status amongst peers can be seen on any given Sunday.