Masks: Everything Is Great. Not Really. This collection explores the human experience in a culture defined by social media. This technology has provided a platform for self-promotion and branding, driven by a need to be viewed with singular success in our personal lives. Pictures and messages are carefully crafted and manipulated to be idealized versions of ourselves. Social postings leading to “Likes” have been shown to increase the poster’s Dopamine levels. However, this is a temporary fix. What lies behind this social mask are a multitude of fears and insecurities. This series presents existential stories through the imagery of the artwork, revealing the negative space beneath the happy emoji face, a void between fantasy and reality, a disconnect between what is seen and what is.