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The CF Payne Age of Technology illustrations are a series of drawings that take a deep look into the 21st century’s growing obsession and reliance on mechanical devices.
The CF Payne Age of Technology pieces examines the effect of these devices by highlighting life’s important moments (prom, University graduation) as well as its banal, everyday activities (sitting in front of the television with your family, grabbing a hot dog from a street vendor) and displaying how one person’s use of technology differentiates and separates them from the masses.
The images are heavily stylized and impeccably detailed. One particularly gripping image features a teenage girl doing homework while she’s on her computer and talking on the phone, headphones dangling around her neck on her computer, sweets surrounding her bed. The illustration captures the questions the CF Payne Age of Technology series aims to ask: How much have we distracted ourselves with the conveniences and bright lights of mechnical products? And how does it disconnect us in this age of constant computerized connection?
I’m not sure of the answer, but the CF Payne Age of Technology series certainly asks all of the right questions.