Lexicon Series

2016, Colored acrylic in acrylic panel, 16” x 20" x .125”         

The Lexicon series is made with colored acrylic pieces inlaid in white acrylic panel. Each has a different narrative, though the stories are open-ended.  In this work I'm considering limitations of spoken language, using symbols as proxies for concepts or feelings. The pictures conjure up a viewer’s own connotations and relationships to that thing, and viewers’ varied experiences inform how the narrative is changed. Each composition is a ground from which to make meaning. They are inspired in part by children’s classroom teaching tools, pictograms, the game Memory and emojis.