The familiarity found in the stock image that allows for a common entry point into my work. Stock images are decided upon by committee to appeal to the largest audience and to fit the widest range of purposes possible. From a sympathy card to a lecture on virginity, a stock image of a painted still life is everywhere and nowhere at once, generalized until meaningless. Beginning with images that have a life on the periphery of contemporary art interests, I investigate the dialogue between highbrow and lowbrow image making. The painted still life presents a tactile surface with an already present hand, a trope that raises questions of authorship and representation in a visible tether between mechanical and handmade marks. Engaged with a critique of mass production, I explore collective understandings of beauty in the digital age.