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.