"I love you but we can't be friends anymore." (latex paint on wall. approximately 9' wide.)
Using language to construct meaning is a collaborative process. To communicate effectively, speakers and recipients orient to each others perspectives and construct and interpret what is said based on these perspectives. My interest lies in what happens when the traditional roles of speaker and recipient are subverted, when communication isnt dependent on a directly collaborative process, and the new meaning that can occur as a result. When words are out of context, misspelled, or misused, the intended meaning can be drastically altered, rendering the communication ineffective. My work is an exploration of the function of language, how delicate it can be, and how it can so often fail in its purpose to effectively communicate intended ideas and information. Culling from a contemporary vernacular of personal and cultural influence, I pull apart and restructure the familiar way we use language to offer new perspectives. I aim to expose contradictions and dualities in meaning, and investigate the results brought about by this shift in context- a new narrative.