In “Sign Language” I am interested in the juxtaposition of power and vulnerability seen in two types of street art. First, I noticed the vulnerability in the weathered, handwritten, cardboard street signs drawn often by homeless people who live in poverty or addiction. In contrast, I combined these cardboard pieces with images of graffiti, done by young, daring artists who illegally spray paint on public and private buildings. The graffiti often reflects political statements and anger about the state of the world. Both artworks seem to be a cry for help from the fringes of society.
Edition of 5 prints