SO I WAS, LIKE
This ongoing project plays with the current, overused idiom like,
a seemingly benign word that has come to serve several purposes.
It has become a buffer providing a pause before the speaker must
commit to a particular feeling. It mitigates the adjective about
to be used. And finally, it acts as a reticence to state something
As a lapsed English major I have frequently,
in my studio practice, embraced text as image, incorporating not
only words, but quotations, adages, and poetry. SO I WAS, LIKE
continues this trajectory as it relates to language/image/text,
and now highlights my own feelings both past and present.
collide and consume each other, sometimes stay hidden for years
and become mind mulch. But emotions lie in the wake, leave a residue,
and dictate our states of mind.