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Inkjet on paper, exposed to water and sunlight, in plastic sheet protectors

 

The Lost series is a group of dozens and dozens of “lost” flyers that have been exposed to the elements. Walking around the city, I have often seen lost posters searching for sadly missing possessions or pets. From time to time, I see a flyer that someone has placed in a plastic sheet protector to shield it from the weather. Although their creators had the best of intentions, these protectors have only served to lock in moisture and condensation, dissipating the photograph. Instead of depicting whatever has gone missing, the image itself has become lost. But despite the sadness inherent in the object, there is a captivating beauty in the abstraction of the displaced ink. This series distills that experience to its essence: a plastic sleeve, the word “LOST”, and a dissolved inkjet image.

 

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installation at the Whitaker Gallery, Hood College, Maryland

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