Homage embodies my confrontation and immersion in the behavior of images—the orphaning, co-opting, and versioning actions within their flattened hierarchy of our image-showing and sharing environment. I seek out iconic works of art and painterly gestures, human mark-making, and universal visual symbols such as flowers and natural forms that are constellated, shifted and decontextualized but remain identifiable through the indexical grain of photography. I abstract the digital process of continuous translation and transformation across platforms, tailoring software programs coded to iterate my “found” imagery into elaborate and visually complex “canvases.”I use digital programs as physical tools - distorting, assembling, layering, feathering, and scaling function as my paintbrushes. The found imagery is my paint. This process deliberately reintroduces creative strategies of chance, subjective response and even physical gesture that cut against the conventional idea that we assign to the dynamic of algorithmic processes. I pay homage to the enduring capacities of photography as a medium fueled equally by inherent indexicality and creative happenstance, even from within the shifting expanse of our image environment.