Pure Honey is the alias of Troy Ford, a member of Glitch Artists Collective – a sprawling community of like-minded digital artists. Across interconnected Tumblr blogs and Facebook groups, its members share glitched-out 2D and 3D creations.
His output lies slightly outside of Glitch art norms but it’s a scene that Ford’s work is in dialogue with. He borrows tropes that result from a shared methodology, fracturing 3D models and rendering abstract shapes in unnatural chrome-like environments.
In an interview with the creators project, Ford explains ‘Most of my work has to do with claustrophobia and isolation in some sense. A lot of this is inspired by the isolation and death of physical relationships that I feel the internet causes.’ This contrasts the more typical contemporary perspective espoused by collaborator Nicole Ruggiero. Where Ruggieros soft pastel sensibility plays on the interconnectivity that advances in technology has allowed, Pure Honey’s tortured cast of androgynous mannequins accentuate the literal chasm between our physical and digital existence.