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God, I wish you could’ve been there.


Playing on the mutual relationship between text and space, God, I wish you could’ve been there. analyzes the codependency between content and context for interpretation and conversation behind written storylines – we see the same words but tell different stories.

New York, New York 2019.

A Poster Installation Series Inspired By Classic Literature

By readapting phrases pulled from a wide variety of classic novels into an ongoing series of poster installations, I explore the intimate, yet infinite interpretations of these words based on where they’re seen and who they’re seen by. Through this project, I hope to generate evocative thoughts and compelling conversations surrounding the power of language and the value of environment when manipulated together into their full potential. Furthermore, God, I wish you could’ve been there. serves as an outlet for the words we once skimmed but didn’t always consider – bringing 21st-century meaning to 18th-century writing.

    Moby Dick, Herman Melville (1851)

    A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway (1929)

    Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (1878)

     Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert (1856)

    Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866)

    Girl, Interrupted, Susana Kaysen (1993)

    To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee (1960)

    Animal Farm, George Orwell (1945)

    Where The Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein (1974)

    Requiem For A Dream, Hubert Selby Jr. (1978)