Google Drawings

Drawings on vellum, layered between sheets of plexiglass and illuminated from behind by lightbulbs, at the Pence Gallery, as part of the TB9 and the Fiction Factory exhibition, 2006.

The layered images were drawn from Google image searches. Each composite drawing was organized around the first page of results returned from a search for a particular word – for example, “dead,” or “self-portrait.” The work was partly an attempt to pull the digital flow of information back into the realm of the hand-made, and partly an attempt to discern the outlines of the new alphabet that could potentially emerge from the act of yoking images to words through search algorithms.


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