Text is screen printed onto fliers torn from San Francisco telephone poles, or crafted from gunpowder purchased on the internet (gun specific works) in a series highlighting political prioritization of “The Economy,” over the people.
Guns are good - 36 x 36 inches each
Carpooling - 16 x 16 inches
︎︎︎︎Crime - 16 x 16 inches
︎︎︎︎Self-esteem - 16 x 16 inches
Obesity - 16 x 16 inches
︎︎︎︎Nature - 16 x 16 inches
︎︎︎︎Debt - 16 x 16 inches
Several thousand mirror-finished door hangers reading: “Anything you say can and will be used against you” were distributed to homes in San Francisco, disrupting a sense of security and inverting the symbol’s usual call for privacy.
As documented in Jon Ronson’s piece in the New York Times, one stupid tweet can ruin someone’s life. Or words said in private can be broadcast by a former partner, and result in public humiliation. While the acts themselves aren’t defensible, the punnishment often outweighs the infraction, or lapse in good judgement. We’re doing this to ourselves.
Ongoing interactive and international collaborative project following 1000 journals through their travels. Launched in 2000, the project has reached over 40 countries and every US State, and has resulted in a book, a feature-length documentary, and exhibitions at the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Skirball Cultural Center - October 5 2010-February 26 2011
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - November 1 2008-April 5 2009
Scottsdale Public Art - March 1-May 30 2012