Pigment print and screen print on vinyl, MDF
29" x 37"
Pigment prints, plastic box, acrylic medium, acrylic paint, mirror
approx. 11" x 30" 14" installed
No Longer What is Lived is on project under the body of work entitled Clear Obscure through which I have been diving more deeply into questions regarding the connection between physical consideration of objects and experiences and one’s ability to be “present” and engaged in a moment and/or in the world. The visual marks that are used repeatedly throughout this series stem from utilitarian touch screen gestures and the careful mark making of my young children who are just discovering drawing as a tool for both understanding the world’s topography and contours and for imposing themselves on/in it. Flat, controlled, graphic blobs are held in physical and visual tension with expressive, gestural, and human marks as both attempt to define, explain, and negate the abstracted and distorted images that lie beneath them. These marks are both visual and physical as cutouts of MDF break through slick picture plane surfaces and extend beyond the edges of frames challenging the boundaries between the work on the walls and the viewer. Through this body of work I am wrestling with the methods we deploy in order to sort, evaluate, analyze, and understand our experiences with digital noise and excess in terms of value and meaning.