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"Warning Signs" - Silk-screened aluminium

Each sign, fabricated to highway standards, has a black silhouette tree image silk screened on to a fluorescent yellow background. In this work the artist used these symbol/signs to address issues of: the singular vs. the multiple, natural vs. machine made, the pastoral vs. the planned, the generic vs. the unique. This work served to warn that the use of signs and symbols can flatten our awareness as well as illuminate it.

A related work completed in 1997 >>

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"Warning Signs"- 2003 - Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

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