The Selfie Project explores selfie culture and the disconnect between our inner experience and the image we portray to others. Social media serves as a platform to tell a story about ourselves. I’m interested in how the telling of that story influences the story in itself. Would the experience of that story be different if not created for an audience? I question whether a degree of authenticity can be created in the interaction between ourselves and the self-captured image, or if the awareness of a watcher will always create a veneer. Each piece is a translation of a photographic selfie to a painted surface. Through this translation, I aim to deconstruct the image in order to strip away the façade and connect to the human experience behind.