(7581) from Language/Text II
20" x 24"
Artist Statement: This image is from the series Language Text II, which I began in 2001. The images are about the changing
aura of language and its relationships with the objects existing in what we call real space. Objects wait
to be recognized and enveloped by words, which form trajectories of both communication and
miscommunication. Sometimes they are breaths without voice. They seek a secure syntactic position, but
meaning constantly is devised, relocated, de-created.
Language slips, revealing and reviving, negotiating the soft and uncertain terrain of thought and
These pictures were made with using a scale model architectural camera, which enables focusing on
relatively small objects that are rendered in relatively sharp focus even when only inches away from the
lens. The source images then are scanned using PhotoShop software, and digitally mediated.