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Silk Screen Series
Juxtacomposing
11" × 22"
Set of 3 Silkscreen prints on newspaper

To me, obituaries are the typographic equivalent of cemeteries. We see them and pass them on our way to other more lively destinations. We understand, fully, what they represent.

I set out to explore and express both the sense of loss and our ability to cope with loss. I hope to make these simultaneous experiences visible using typography in a series of compositions that focuses on the juxtaposition of song lyrics and obituary pages from newspapers—with the lyrics silkscreened directly on the newspaper.

The lyrics are about loss of love:

Each color is used to split the lyrics into two voices to be read separately or combined.

The newspaper will eventually become yellow, brittle with age and fall apart.