Works on Paper
I became interested in exploring language and futility. I theorized that daily life is inadequate for living a meaningful life in the same way that words are futile for communication. I was attracted to gothic script because of its heaviness and illegibility. It also played an important historical role as the senseless adaptation of one technology (the shape of gothic script is a result of the reed pen) to another (Gutenberg's first typeface). I hoped to convey language's fallibility and show how it is a continually evolving technology.
Sorry #1 is a reduction woodcut that also has monoprinting on top. I deliberately carved the text right-reading, so it would print reversed. I'm interested in exploring failure in multiple levels: communication, the expectations of an artist/printmaker, the expectations of how a work of art performs, and schisms in the social fabric.
- Sorry #1, 2006, reduction woodcut & monoprint, 30 x 22 inches / 76 x 56 cm
- So if I was you, I hope to God you come ready..., (detail) 2006, ink on paper, 7' x 11" x 18" / 2.1 m x 28 cm x 46 cm
- So if I was you, I hope to God you come ready..., (studio view)
- Untitled (Bring...), 2006, ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches / 23 x 30 cm
- Untitled (One half gallon), 2006, drypoint, image: 5.5" x 7.5", paper: 11 x 15 inches / 28 x 38 cm