Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
These are drawings I did when I still had a studio. The imagery is based on graffiti and tags found in and around New Orleans after Katrina. This is the first time I started making work inspired by Katrina, but it's not really work about tragedy or loss, although that is a big part of it.
I came to the realization that abstraction and representation are two sides of the same coin, and that there are systems of communication (language, constellations, numbers, braille, etc.) which abstract an idea but also represent it. I got really into cognitive theory and linguistics for a while.
As for the mirror: If I am not just myself, and 1 + 1 also equals 1, and I am the universe, as you are the universe, then the reflection, which is not the universe, rather a metaphoric absence of the universe, is the absence of me, and the absence of you.