Wednesday, January 29, 2014
[sic] is an ongoing series of text paintings assembled from phrases that come from advertisements, overheard bits of conversation, hand-written signs, mundane objects, or any other mode of communication that I see or hear as I exist in the public realm. By presenting them in a similar format and stripping them of context, the words can be examined more carefully. Seen in this new light, the meaning of the words is often changed. With the source of the text hidden, the phrases can become what they really are: funny, manipulative, strange, and, frequently, inarticulate. The series is an attempt to hold all stimuli as equal, and in so doing, experience the world without omission.