I became interested in cut outs and collage after exploring the works of artists like Hannah Hoech, John Heartfield, and the surrealist Max Ernst. Using an x-acto knife, I carved out new figures from pre-existing images found in magazines and discarded library books. These new figures were then set between two planes of glass and situated into floating frames. Austere white backgrounds were incorporated into the work to give the notion that the characters are in purgatory. For the sake of online aesthetic, mock frames allude to tension beset by confinement.