In New York City, the night sky never fully darkens. The buildings emit a warm, muted glow transitioning through bands of aqua, periwinkle, and lavender to a crown of royal blue. Only the brightest stars emerge.
The clothing tags in this object form a poem, using both full words and phonetics:
U | R | Desire | 4 | Unity
M | Eye | Agenda | 4 | Chaos
This piece is comprised of 11 individual canvas panels, joined together in a frame. Each panel has a hole cut in the center, revealing a clothing tag. The tag is still attached to the garment, which is hangs down, behind the panel.
The tags are all real brands. I come across them while making other sculptures and set them aside. I also do research to extend what is essentially a working lexicon of brands, and purchase garments as needed.
A lint roller is used to collect loose fibres from large clothing sculptures. Because of the way the clothing is stacked and compressed, the lint creates odd splotches and bands of color on the lint roller tape.