Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Born with a silver rubber-tipped spoon in your mouth

Title: Born with a silver rubber-tipped spoon in your mouth
Size: 6” X 6” X 1”
Date: 03-2002
Media: Assemblage
Materials: Wood, acrylic, spoon.

Description:
This was kind of a sketch for my “Story Series.” I was experimenting with letters, words and how to use them correctly in an artwork. In works following I used even less imposing lettering. As a rule: Do not use words in artwork.

2 comments:

sara chroussis said...

words are okay as long as you dont rely on them to carry the piece...

except when your teacher makes you use them.

Jodi said...

I'm no artist, nor am I a qualified critic. However, I appreciate the use of words when it is an aphorism. It borders trite when the words are conjured by the artist and become seemingly imposed meaning onto the viewer.