This series of photographs depicts written and visual communication removed from its context and presented as remnants. Each image is a found fragment of a message, or overlapping messages, left on blackboards in various educational institutions.

 

By isolating these fragments from their context, one can read them as messages in a void. These human-generated fossils read as monologs, defining themselves to each viewer. The marks recorded illuminate where the written language and illustration overlap, perhaps hearkening to a more “natural“ form of communication.

 

The darkness from where the scrawls emerge suggests the unknown. It is in such voids that our minds begin to project out of uneasiness. Unable to quiet the constant processing of pattern recognition and scanning for meaning our minds inevitably end up projecting meaning via feedback when presented with a lack of stimulation. By removing the message from their context and leaving them incomplete, I am interested in how the viewer projects their own narrative in an effort to create their own coherent meaning.

 

All works in this series are silver gelatin prints, approximately 13" x 12", from 1998.

Flicker

Flicker

Rebus

Rebus

Doppleganger

Doppleganger

Aquifer

Aquifer

Locate

Locate

Flutter

Flutter

Osmose

Osmose

Aphasia

Aphasia

Scripture

Scripture

Mobius

Mobius

The Curve

The Curve

Smelt

Smelt

Exponential

Exponential

Cherub

Cherub

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Contemporary art artist UNC Chapel Hill Durham Raleigh North Carolina RTP Conceptual Sculpture Drawing Painting Skeptic Mythology Comparative beliefs religion cinematography movies timelines Golden Belt Ackland Art Museum Nasher Duke North Carolina State NCCCA Wetherspoon Black Mountain Ashland Greensboro Winston Salem Eureka Humboldt Arcata Oakland California Mills College Humboldt State University College of the Redwoods Casablanca 1943 Carrack Modern NCARTS ARTS NC Haines CAM Raleigh SCCA NCMA Nashersculpturecenter NC Art Museum Artcyclopedia Art-collecting UNCG Greensboro SECCA NCCSC Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Catherine Clark Gallery Joe Philadelphia Museum of Jurassic Technology Lien Truong Modesto Junior College Osher Lifelong Learning Institute SFMOMA Cabinet Magazine Rob Cragie 21C Hotel and Museum Thomas Doyle TJ Doyle Jordine Voight SEAN FLETCHER & ISABEL REICHERT ROB CRAIGIE CABINET MAGAZINE GAIL WIGHT HEATHER GORDON INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL LAURA SPLAN LEE WALTON 99% INVISIBLE AGNES DENES JANET CARDIFF & GEORGE BURES MILLER SKEPTIC'S DICTIONARY ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV JORDINE VOIGT