News Tapestries

This series brings together 100 or more front pages of newspapers reporting on a major news events and presents them in a single “news tapestry.”  On the one hand, these abstract images call attention to the glut of electronic images in our daily lives and our inability to respond to them meaningfully.  On the other hand, they embrace the task of archiving every aspect of human experience, including war, politics, disaster, and so on.  The images contain traces of their indexical origins, including human figures, objects and text, but they are also seductively intangible and contemplative.  In this way, they transcend the mundane and the horrible to suggest medieval triptychs, color field paintings, or other spiritual impulses in art.

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