The indispensable quality of visual communication within our external environment is firmly impressed upon my consciousness. Displays of letterforms and symbols on buildings and roadways; in open spaces and dwellings both public and private come with seemingly infinite variety as well as a predictable regularity.
Such language has an extraordinary power to create meaning, but it does not necessarily guarantee any answer or resolution. Often, there is a very thin line between clarity and confusion. As a visual artist, I am interested in what that in between space may look like.
By appropriating symbols and letterforms from my surroundings, I am borrowing their physical nature, which comes from the spaces they inhabit and from the past that engendered them. From this, I design my own marquees, placards, signage and symbols. Through the physical acts of printmaking and construction, I generate within them my own personal narrative.