Each morning this summer I seem to wake up, run, shower, and run off to my car to go to work, class, or a friend’s house. Summer as an adult sucks – I keep walking by my little sisters splashing in the pool and get super jealous. Said class is in silkscreen printing, where we’re currently working on a text/image project. This cross section of graphic design, photography and writing is right up my alley. Jenny Holzer and Robert Montgomery have greatly influenced this series I’m calling “Extended Aphorisms.” I’ve been writing one of these each night before I fall asleep. Here’s an example of one I haven’t developed into a poster yet:
WRINKLES, LIKE DELAYED TATTOOS OF FEELING, SLOWLY BUT SURELY CAPTURE THE EXPRESSIONS YOU PUT ON MOST. CHEERFUL GRANDMAS THAT WERE ONCE KINDERGARTEN MUSIC TEACHERS HAVE LINES AROUND THEIR LIPS RIPPLING POSITIVELY UPWARDS, WHILE GRUMPY MEN THAT SPENT THEIR HONEYMOON IN PARIS SCREAMING ENGLISH IN A BELITTLING TONE AT TOUR GUIDES HAVE CREVICES DROOPING DOWNWARDS. THESE IMMORTALIZED FEELINGS, LIKE A COSMIC MAKEUP, CAUSE OTHERS TO UNCONSCIOUSLY JUDGE YOUR DISPOSITION.
Below are two mock-ups of prints I will make in the next few weeks. The first one will be printed on sheets of glass as shown, and the second on black paper. Click to see them larger: