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Our lives are filled with anti-climax: inevitably, the revelation of a secret is not nearly as thought provoking as being left in the dark.

We are predisposed to recognize textual language as a source of clarity and understanding in everything from the most banal advertising copy, to accomplished literary masterworks. The Ambiguous Conversation Piece evolved from of my interest in word play, and the nature of text, language, and visual communication in general.

The work consists of a body of text, obscured to make it confusing and sometimes wholly unintelligible. It is essentially a dialog with no resolution. By obscuring some or all of the text, the message becomes frustrating, and forces a more challenging interaction -- one that is more actively engaging than simply consuming the written word. The collaged text, although true to the original underneath, offers a message that is changed, skewed, or contrary to the original, while the primary message is blurred and provides a sense of anticipation that will never be understood.

Love It or Hate It
Photo/Collage
11 x 14
2018
Probably Modern Art
Photograph/Collage
11x14
2018
Devoid of Artistic Substance
Photograph/Collage
11 x 14
2017
Bad Art
Photograph/Collage
16x16
2018
i need to sin
Photograph/Collage
16x16
2017
i need to sin (detail)
Photograph/Collage
16x16
2017
Boring
Photograph/Collage
16x20
2017
Mediocre
Photograph/Collage
16x20
2017
Mediocre (detail)
Photograph/Collage
2017
Doom and Remorse
Photograph/Collage
16x20
2017
I Love the Money
Photograph/Collage
16x20
2017
impolite / honest
Photograph/Collage
16x16
2017
12x18
2016
2016
2016
2016
2016
Mixed Media
16x20
2016
Mixed Media
18"x24"
2016
2016
2016
Mixed Media
14x40
2015
Mixed Media
18"x24"
2015
2016