it shows
sign letters, wire fence
24x6x2 inches
private collection
It Shows, 2003
One of my first pieces using sign letters, this work demonstrates how words can be used to pry into someone’s psyche, pull out their latent thoughts and force a confrontation. “It Shows” is the epitome of what I have been referring to as my Rorschach Test Series. The viewer of one of these pieces will have some thought pop into their head. That thought will replace the pronoun “it” in the piece. In response, the art will amplify that thought, perhaps latent, and send it back to the viewer, directly into their conscience mind. The effect can be good or bad, disturbing or reassuring. In all cases, it confirms the viewer’s reality…for better or for worse.