Vogue May 2010:pg 70 (List of Contributors)
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I make sculptures and paintings about my anticipatory nostalgia for obsolescing paper media objects. The softness of a read newspaper page and the glossy slickness of a fresh magazine page are sensations embedded in our physical memory, the familiarity of touching these objects allows a relationship to form in the process of consuming the information they provide. When these objects disappear from our culture and assume the homogeneous texture of a backlit screen, I fear that some of our intimacy with the process of reading will fade. Fashion magazines are the source materials for my series color codification dot drawings. I make each piece on a sheet of frosted mylar laid over a magazine page. After assigning a color to every letter in the alphabet (numbers are in grayscale, 0=white and 9=black), I apply tiny dots of paint over every character on the page. Each drawing I make has a different color codification, and therefore a different palette. The resulting painting is a legible blur of dots in the form of the article's layout_ like a system of Braille for the color inclined. These two paintings utilize the "List of Contributors" page from Vogue; I love the way the centered type in this page's layout creates a pattern resembling a Rorschach inkblot.
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