“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”
I Just Don't Read Like I Used To!
In this series, I cut strips of text from classic novels that have been made into film and use the pieces to create portraits of the characters. This project is a commentary on the way media has changed the experience of literature. I plan to make 64 of these. (Don't ask why.) Each portrait measures 12"x12".
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby
The Monster from Frankenstein.
Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter.
The youth, Henry Fleming, from Red Badge of Courage.
Twiggy in Black and White
The Madhatter from Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass
Jaguar of Sweet Laughter
Michael Corleone from The Godfather.
Molecules of Emotion
Beginning with "Dictionary of Film Quotations," the text paintings grew to a larger format. Click on each for more information about the various texts and processes.