Signs From Above: The Precursors

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 12:48 am

These are the initial pieces of a series entitled “Signs from Above”. These pieces are inspired by messages found in advertising which are often larger, in scale, than the viewer and/or above eye level. I employ some of the graphic triggers often found in ads to form new messages that are meant to resonate and seep into the viewer’s psyche; to wake dormant, inquisitive parts of the mind. Most messages in media are tailored to condition the viewer  into thinking they will look better, be smarter, run faster, etc. if they choose “X”.  Instead these symbols are meant to be reinterpreted by the viewer in order to form their own opinions about themselves and or their surroundings.


Double Fisted
Acrylic, collage, ink transfer on canvas /// 46×27
$800


Make Them
Ink transfer, collage on bristol paper /// 18×24
$200


Stripnosis
Ink transfer, collage on wood /// 14×12
Sold


Ascribed Value (99¢)
Acrylic, resin on pressed board /// 14×12
$100


Love in Hollywood
Acrylic, stencil, housepaint, ink on canvas /// 36×42
$500


Oxtail
Acrylic, stencil on canvas /// 42×36
$500


Yo White (blue)
Ink, oil stick, acrylic on bristol /// 19×24 framed
$100

5 Diamonds
Screenprint on bristol /// 11×14
$200

Red Means Desire
Mixed media on bristol /// 11×14
$200

Black 100
Acrylic, oil stick on bristol /// 18×24
$100

Black George
Acrylic, oil stick on bristol /// 19×24
$100

Black Abe
Acrylic, oil stick on bristol /// 19×24
$100

Blue 50
Acrylic, oil stick on bristol /// 19×24
$100