It is a dream for me to have my artwork displayed Downtown San Diego Gallery in Futures Past & Present exhibition and I’ve finally made it there! -Diptych Piece. The first artwork (MDCCC) is an art piece I created for a “future-past” theme, which illustrates how the past predicted the future, as well as how the present predicts the future. Note: It’s an American portrait by John Singleton Copley (1737-1815). I meant to choose a person from the 18th century for a couple of reasons. Back then, people had so many aspirations, they sought, wrote theories, experimented and invented what they aspired to become either in technology or in transportation and so on. Even today’s scientists for instance, they are still following the steps of our ancestors (either in science, art or design, etc) by inventing new innovations for the future. The second art piece (MMCXVII), has the complete opposite idea of how the present-future see the past. From my own perspective we are so industrially consumed that we have sort of unintentionally abandoned nature. •Nature stands for, humanity, freedom, thoughts, feelings ... etc Thus, our life became so materialistic, demanding, and complicated more than it should be. So this is a way to express how I see the past myself. The person portrayed is a cyborg “cybernetic organism” but instead the metal part is actually used as a leg stand of someone who can’t use their leg or doesn’t have a leg (disabled). It is metaphorical for many things *you name it! Anyway generally speaking, I made my own cyborg idea, where it fits my concept more appropriately. So theoretically here’s someone from the very far future. Who wants to find some sense of virtual peace and sense of belonging to nature. To connect with some of the origins of innovations and so on, but still surrounded by nature and liveliness. • The connecting part between the two art pieces is the virtual reality headset.