Works > The Be-longing Project (The Shadows)

The Shadow of the Cover
Oil on Panel
12.375" x 12.375
2015
The Shadow of the Record
Oil on Panel
11.875" x 11.875
2015
The Shadow of the Inner Sleeve
Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
2015
The Shadow of the Outer Sleeve Opened
Oil on Panel
24.75" x 12.25"
2015
The Shadow of the Mailer
Oil on Panel
13.5" x 13.375"
2015

ACCORDING TO A POSITION. Be-longing is a project investigating the ontological correlation between Abstraction and Occupancy. AHEAD OF A PERSPECTIVE. In 1982, AC/DC released a 12-inch record single of the anthem “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).” APART FROM A DEATH. This single, AS FOR AN ICON. detached from its full length LP of same name, and manufactured to be experienced separately, AS REGARDS A SHADOW. ASIDE FROM A SIGN. BACK TO A COPY. BECAUSE OF A REFLECTION. takes a song about social connection and unintentionally amplifies isolation and disconnection. CLOSE TO AN ECHO. DUE TO A PROJECTION. Those who are about to “rock” are in fact alienated and severed from those who are already “rocking” EXCEPT FOR AN EXPRESSION. (those who are singing and those encompassed in the slippery linguistic shifter known as “We” in “We Salute You”). FAR FROM A MOMENT. Thus, INSIDE OF A SECOND. your ability to connect, INSTEAD OF A RECORD. to belong, LEFT OF A REFERENCE. is restricted to the abstract domain of the imagination, NEAR TO A COLOR. NEXT TO A SHAPE. an imagination that, ON TO A BACKDROP. OPPOSITE OF A LOCATION. OPPOSITE TO A STATE. OUT OF AN OCCUPATION. OUTSIDE OF AN AIM. seen from any vantage point other than yours, OWING TO A DOUBT. can often be equated to a series of illusions. PRIOR TO AN ILLUSION. These illusions therefore play a vital role in allowing you to locate your sense of belonging within a space that is private, PURSUANT TO AN ABSTRACTION. stable, RATHER THAN A PHILOSOPHY. and personal REGARDLESS OF A CONCERN. as opposed to the one that is communal, RIGHT OF AN ATTITUDE. emotionally contingent, SUBSEQUENT TO A FEELING. SUCH AS AN INSTINCT. and stylistically fickle. THANKS TO A DESIRE. THAT OF A NEED. UP TO A LONGING.