There are art historical connections (and distancing) embedded in all of my works, but none so directly as in the pixel paintings. In Photoshop, I enlarged the center of JPEGs of well know photographers who use digital technology. The result is an image at 3200% its original scale. I wanted to retain the size of the artists original large scale photographic prints, but I do not have the resources to create a 6 x 12 inkjet print. Painting the pixilated image (while time consuming in relation to the speed of printing) is the only way I could stay true to the scale of the photographers original printswhich not-so-coincidentally connects to these photographers relationship unique to painting as well.