My Agenda for Chaos, 2008
9′ x 1′ x 2′ (H x W x D)
Stretched canvas panels, wooden frame, clothing, foam inserts and pins
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.