In my artist books and prints, I am interested in the way that we communicate and what is said between, within and behind words. In this installation, I explore two different modes of communicating: the logical and the emotional. Using symbolic shapes to represent the words, I present an emotional, romantic communication style as a colorful, layered and organic arrangement. In contrast, a logical, unemotional manner of speaking is shown as a rigid and orderly layout of black, grey and white shapes. Dancing between these two modes of communicating, an arc of playful orange shapes symbolizes the imagination; even when speaking in very different styles, our imaginations are activated by personal exchanges.
The installation is made up of three large relief and intaglio prints created from laser-cut plexiglass plates. The actual shaped printing plates are suspended in layers in front of the prints, expanding the images off the two-dimensional surface.
On display 24/7 through April 30, 2014.
Contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org
See more books and prints at macychadwick.com
Featured in the SGC Mission Art Walk, Saturday March 29