The Attraction Of Language In Art

 

Language alters our experience by shaping, structuring, and placing limits on emotional and informational content.  It superimposes other rules and demands over our encounter with visual and physical form in space and time.  I explore the influence of language on our thinking in many different ways: by physicalizing it, by repeating and distorting it in word patterns and word-games, and by appealing to its self-soothing and self-orienting functions. I am curious how the presence and treatment of language affects our perceptions and feelings about ambiguity.  I don’t have a lot of answers; in fact, I am still trying to figure out the questions.