Speculative : signs + billboards 2009-2011

Whatever words were loudest, I put them on a billboard. Part of Use It All Up.


Transforming (non-recyclable) laminated digital prints and waste carpet into billboard-sized paintings and instructive signs. The list-like words describe materials, action or instruction, emotional states or a slippery combination of all three. A particular focus on four letter words that are each (at least) a noun and a verb became a series in both paint and cut carpet lettering.


Painted with 1-shot sign paint on plastic-laminated digital prints. The prints (from installation projects, 1996-1999) when removed from my archive, became waste and therefore material to be used up.





Three layers of words.


Rolling billboard on chair bases + tubing.


Faked billboard.


Installation at PØST-LA. Old carpet left in my house by previous occupant. Hand cut.





Underwear part of Use It All Up series. Sadly, I only have this low resolution image.