Idiom Paintings

Within the scope of examining the relationships between the individual and cultural, especially historical culture, I came up an advertisement from the 1920’s. The people in the ad had quotes in boxes over there mouths and I instantly fell in love with the metaphor -Some one literally put words in their mouths. After manipulating the images and creating a silkscreen, I have incorporated them into theses paintings. Over top the blank mouthed people are layers of etched letters, forming no true words. These piece are about time and change and impatience. They are about the changeability of language and it’s meanings. I use idioms for the titles because I cannot think of a more fitting way to call attention to the nonsensical nature of words and our ever shifting relationship to them. 

Available Idiom paintings and prints can be found in my Studio Shop.