These text based paintings are part of a sub-series called "Illuminated Manuscript". They feature the most commonly used words in the english language. Like the original Illuminated Manuscripts, these paintings serve as both preservative and informative documents. Each word is mirrored and painted only with varnish. The viewer must tilt and shift around the painting in order to fully "see" the text, as it is only illuminated from certain angles. This treatment of our language is an ongoing survey of our vernacular, the shifting values it reflects, and an attempt to discern its larger implications.
Enamel and varnish on canvas | 8"x10"