Repeatable processes like photography and printmaking challenge originality because of their multiplicity. The layers of information and content in prints and photographs are ultimately abstracted by their iterative states and ultimate dissemination. Iterations, translations and the modes of reproduction have a transformative effect on context; every change from an original shifts an image’s meaning. I explore the ramifications of abstracting photographs through printmaking processes and look at ideas deconstruction and emergence through the lens of iteration, translation and repetition. The deconstruction of content and context and the ensuing emergence of a new creative idea and visual experience in my work leads me to question the authority of originality and context. When meaning can be derived from process and abstraction, the authority of originality and aura is put into question.