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In Everyone’s head Juliet

  • June 22, 2013
In Everyone’s head Juliet

In everyone’s head Juliet looks different. How much to reveal, how much to conceal? My recent paintings, which are enveiled in stainless-steel, barely show their images through the metal threading -- and in certain lighting, the reflectivity of the steel nearly obliviates what lies beneath. “Read between the lines”, literally. Previous works too: hidden layers & encoded information. Painting as a suggestion, as poem; the viewer finishes each piece in their own head. Post-creation, these writings were to give insight to some of the ideas embedded in each of my works... but they’ve...

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The Map Is Not That

  • February 14, 2012
The Map Is Not That

“The Map is Not the Territory”, 84” x 60”, oilstick on folded & distressed aluminum, by K.I.A., 2012 Navigational and star charts, satellite shots, gps, glyphs and geography. Photons and suns. Flatness vs. vastness, circles against grids.  “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” -- maps (art) as abstraction of a reality that is not possible to accurately capture. A map can never be correct -- it would have to be the size of the land to be so... and even then, to be accurate, would have to include that map, and so on. Map as different from a mirror, or a window, but still not reality....

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