Recently, I am finding myself compelled to draw cell-towers. To me they represent individuals; collectively, they are everyone I know and everyone I have yet to meet. The drawings are the remnant of the traditional portrait; fleshy, visual likenesses which have been boiled down to their essence. The towers are the connection to my world, one that is the result of my reliance on the cell-phone as a communicator. This has led to a depersonalization of my relationships through my phone’s convenience. It’s a convenience I’m addicted to, and has created distances that I regret.
– Matt Johnson