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)