Talking Pictures

The interaction with art objects is not always a passive unattached relationship. Part of an artist’s role is to ask questions and to provoke in order to communicate issues that can define the meaning of the art object. This body of work incorporates sound which is activated by a button on each work. The soundtracks are layers of sounds, instruments, voice, and are imprinted on a soundcard very much like the visual process of printmaking. These two forms of imprints are intended to combine ways to highlight current issues in government, decision making, competence, and search of the truth.

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*“Sail of Stone” * The navigation of life’s currents is unpredictable and progress can be slow. It similar to our current political immigration/refugee process. This object suggests function but the imagery prevents it from its intent. The mythical Sisyphus as a sailor.
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*"Static"-- An illustration of a video monitor between channels obscure’s what we can see and understand. The play between the static electronic image and the movement of static sound provide a conflicting relationship that provokes you to see something that may not be there. Information from all media is filled with trivial and mental clutter that ultimately has no meaning. It makes our attempt to see through it more challenging.
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*"Empty Suit"*, The choice of which empty suit to wear is a commentary on ineffectual political and executive incompetence. The pixilation obscures the form and color very much like a polished appearance has no bearing on real abilities or effectiveness.
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*"Don't Look"*, The visual appeal of an object is often what draws the observer to investigate. This work draws attention by not wanting to be seen and chides the viewer that is not qualified. The exclusion of people because of lack of education, qualifications, or ignorance of the art world should not prevent them from participation