La Souffrance et L'Aventure 1998-2002
The works in La Souffrance et L'Aventure Series are defined by a sense of play between symbol and language. Subjects as diverse as animals, plants, and whimsical wooden constructs are coupled with words or phrases, created in my own faux Romance language, that appear beneath the image. The resulting line between reality (text) and imagination (image) becomes ambiguous and serves to prod the viewer to construct meaning, or even a storyline. The purely descriptive titles further blur the distinctions.