Words on the Street - Black & White
Words on the Street - Black & White

Words on the Street - Black & White

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While on one of my morning photo outings, these black and white tiles caught my attention. They are a section of a shop's facade. Four-inch square tiles with apparently random designs and placement, as if a previous shop owner needed to fix a deteriorating section of storefront and found a box of remnant tiles at a Re-store, or in a dumpster; as if the shop's staff had been tasked to decorate blank tiles with black sharpie markers. 

Or could it all mean something? The tile shapes, placement, occasional repetition, remind me of ancient written languages, hieroglyphics, cuneiform, runes. Alien code from a B sci-fi movie, a message from outer space. The real date of the end of time. Thus this work's title, which is also a play on the slang expression, as in "word on the street" is that MCO Fine Art is the real deal.

Details

  • Paper Size: 17 x 25 inches
  • Image Size: 12.6 x 22 inches
  • Margins: about 1.5 inches
  • Paper: 100% cotton rag paper. Archival grade. Matte.
  • Available in different colors. Edition of 5 prints each color.
  • Date: 2020