Augmented Beard Reality

Date: spring 2012
Dimensions: 40″ x 32″
Media: oil on canvas

Ariel Cotton Augmented Beard Reality Painting

Augmented reality is a technology phenomenon in which you can look through a phone or computer camera and graphics are superimposed onto your view depending on what you are looking at. At the time when I made this painting, I was collaborating on a project involving using augmented reality for Android. The conversation in this painting was taken from an actual video chat I had with my boyfriend, in which I was lamenting the loss of his beard.