My latest work was initially inspired by the telephone poles of San Francisco, which are heavily covered by public notices. Researching, I found an information practice including kiosks, Morris Columns and back to commemorative stone columns. Using my embedded object technique, with many letter forms, I have been exploring public and private information, and the often blurry line between the two. This piece, Kiosk, is an 8ft tall tower. Constructed of salvaged clothing over a wire framework.
Further down, you will see my wall. The sections in progress, then the finished piece and a detail. Wall is 6 ft tall, with a collection of loose blocks at the bottom.
Facts can look like they are carved in stone, until the seams start to fray.At first, this piece seems to be solidly built with engraved blocks: a closer look reveals the old shirts sewn over a variety of lettering.Although not intended as a political statement, the wording on these blocks (sanity, common sense, reality, the truth) read more importantly now than ever before. Fabric is a fragile medium. Will we work to mend and maintain these texts? Are the loose blocks sitting at the bottom waiting to be added to the wall...or have they fallen off?