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  • Words (silver)

    Words (silver)
    Acrylic on paper
    30 x 30"

    972,960
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  • Words (silver) DETAIL
    960,960
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  • Words I

    Words I 
    Metallic acrylic on paper
    50 x 50"

    1157,960
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  • Words I
    Words I, DETAIL

    985,779
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  • Words I, detail
    Words I, DETAIL
    1416,944
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  • Words I, detail
    Words I, DETAIL
    976,840
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  • Words II
    Words II 
    Pen and ink on paper
    162" x 110"
     
    1389,926
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  • Words II
    Words II 
    Pen and ink on sheets of paper
    162" x 110"
     
    1389,926
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  • Words II, detail
    Words II, detail
     
    1309,874
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  • Words II
    Words II 
    Pen and ink on sheets of paper
    162" x 110"
    1400,933
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  • Words, hover

    Words, hover 2014
    Acrylic on paper
    50 x 50" 

     

    958,960
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  • Words, reflection

    Words, Reflection 2014
    Acrylic on paper
    70" x 30" 

    363,960
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  • Words, reflection Detail

    Words, reflection DETAIL

    1200,800
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  • Words, reflection DETAIL

    Word, reflection DETAIL

    1082,900
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  • Words, hover II

    Words, hover II 

    Acrylic on paper

    30 x 30"

    961,960
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  • Words, Braille

    Words, Braille

    Scaleable, each panel is 4 x 6"

     

    1240,688
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  • Braille, detail

    Words, Braille, detail

    800,570
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Words project
I began by exploring the difference between lines used as a purely visual element and lines that make up letters and words, which suggest specific and intentional communication.

There are two parts to this piece. The first is 190 sheets of notebook paper with handwritten and typed lists of random words arrived at by free association and at times by request from friends, family and studio visitors. The second is a 50” x 50” painting of these approximately 18,000 words, painted freehand with copper acrylic on a dark blue ground. Each letter is ¼ centimeter high. The surface is densely packed, soft and shimmering, with slight irregularities. 

On the handwritten sheets, the words and the medium are suggestive of the traditional presentation of words: the blackboard, school papers, a slide presentation of formulas, a computer spitting out words. Each is distinct, recognizable, and read-able. In the painting itself, even though the words are identical, they’ve been transformed into something meaningless, devoid of content. They are still words in the moment that I say and then paint them, but the next moment they’ve lost a connection to their communicative function and exist as marks. They have become for the large part, pedestrian, and strike no chord for me. They’ve been absorbed.

The piece began with a lot of rules: no repetition, no names, must have significance. Initially I loved the words I used; they were beautiful, evocative, repellant, funny. As I went on the words began to lose their meaning, though I said them out loud as I transferred them from the written to the painted word. The rules changed. As the words accumulated and because they were not physically separated from those before, after, above or below they disappeared into the overall mass. Despite the meaning they had for me as I painted them they had become abstract repetitive elements.

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