Print media is an ephemeral entity; it is fragile, easily discarded and becoming obsolete in the digital age. Current events are similarly quickly replaced and forgotten with the abundance of information and stimuli of mass communication. My process is a dedication to time. Sifting through newspaper articles, books, images from magazines, and other miscellaneous forms of print media to collect images to then paint in a representational manner is time consuming and seemingly redundant. Why should I not just use the original photograph? I believe painting a photograph preserves and elevates the selected image. I see my paintings as a way to memorialize and contemplate a past event outside of the usual context of current events and the world at large.