Sign Constructions: 2010 - 2016
I construct my work from fragments of discarded commercial signage that I scavenge from roadways and the wastelands of suburban sprawl. Signs serve as spaces for both communication and commerce. Moving from an interest in the associative properties of typography, more recent work reconsiders the sign as a carrier of failed language. Repetition, shifted grids, and horizontal bands allude to organizational structures of communication, made inept through visual stutters, meaningless acronyms, technology glitches, text codes, and verbal filler. Once designed for a public space, these new signs are reorganized into aesthetic objects as a hybrid practice of design, painting, and sculpture.