Using the visual languages of sales literature and advertisements this piece engages the viewer’s sense of commercialism. By placing text at multiple levels and skewing the baselines of each individual word, the piece becomes a moving and polysemous field where words can mingle with more than one meaning. The onlooker’s position and angle in relation to the field triggers certain words to come forward, either by their physical placement or by the temperature of the color which accompanies them. This allows the separate planes to intermingle. Much like rapidly passing billboards along a highway or advertisements placed on the outside of mass transit, this piece presents the viewer with a temporal impact. Unlike said advertisements, this piece is absent of the object of commercialism, making it less invasive to our sense of choice (to buy or not to buy) while still driving at our enculturated impulse to consume (in this case, the search for meaning.) For the viewers who do stop to view the piece, a reward of human flaw is revealed in the craftsmanship. The colors (primaries) and the style (text-based; futura font) appear to be born from a medium driven and advanced by machines, yet the painterly style of the lettering (blotchy coloring, uneven lines) connects the viewer to the artist as a hand-maker.
In Memory of Sabina Rose O’Donnell
Art direction and background painted by DWM
Letters painted by NoseGo.
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The !!!OMG GMO!!! mutant made to bring awareness to the use of genetically modified foods and products. Shown here in both the 2011 and (revamped and disguised) 2012 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby.
Sculptural direction by Mat Shiley
Paint direction by Derrick Wesley McNew
hard labor and devotion by Rebekah Armstrong, Janet Kotz, Courtney Dozor,
photos by Sarah Clark Stuart 2011
Made for my girlfriend as a personal tool to help motivate through the use of yelling, anger, and all things obscenely expressive.
Here, on its death bed, a tree dreams of becoming a boat.
Entered in the 2006 North Carolina State Fair Demolition Derby and sponsored by The Borough
Water with unwelcome passengers. Animals with exclamatory, involuntary reception.
The way I feel when I can’t think of any good ideas.
two-sided for when you are going in one direction or both.
Eat More, Vomit Forever
A series of stencils on 12″ records of a jack russell terrier named Vegas RIP
Hybrid 8-bit looking skull with a shadow