WHO MAKES THIS CRAZY SH** UP?
Urban Iconography Series
Archival pigment print on paper (framed)
Edition of 30
Various sizes available
"I watch my city of San Francisco evolve - buildings get destroyed and built, roads
get paved and resurfaced, companies come and go. A part of this dynamic
movement and change are the marks left behind in the everyday urban
landscape. These marks, both intentional and unintentional, may include graffiti,
tags, signage, paint rollers marks from graffiti abatement, pavement signs, skid
marks, sidewalk cracks, scratch marks, torn billboard ads. To me, these marks
represent fragments of time. Ones that will inevitable change and fade away.
This fact keeps me incredibly humbled to the reality that everything eventually
As a visual artist, I am also interested in these urban marks for their inherent
everyday beauty, as well as their relationship with more formal ways of art
making. For example, I see complex surfaces in the city street that many painters
would love to achieve on their canvas, or a marker line on a back alley wall that
might rival an expressive gesture on a clean sheet of cotton paper in someone’s
studio. To me, there is a universality to mark and gestures; I like to play with the
connection between what is typically known as “studio work” and art that is found
by walking around the city."