My Agenda for Chaos, 2008

My Agenda for Chaos, 2008

Size:
9′ x 1′ x 2′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Stretched canvas panels, wooden frame, clothing, foam inserts and pins

Description:
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.

Wedge, 2005

Wedge, 2005

Size:
40″ x 40″ x 13″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, wood and steel

Description:
The actual brands embroidered on the clothing’s tags are displayed one below the next. They spell out the following “Product Poem”:

No Boundaries | 2 | Ecko
2 | Discus | s

So… | U | And I | Underscore
A Line | Barely There

U | Breakaway | Access

And I | Report | Zero Exposure

Zero Exposure, 2005

Zero Exposure, 2005

Size:
11.25″ X 15″

Materials:
96 lb. white paper and pencil

Description:
This “Brand Poem” is a drawing of imagined clothing tags (of actual, real brands). They are arranged to form the following stanzas:

No Boundaries | 2 | Ecko | 2 | Discuss

So… | U | And I | Underscore | A Line | Barely There

U | Breakaway | Access

And I | Report | Zero Exposure