The Word on the Street

Overview

By using the materials and visual language of street signs, but replacing the traditional negative wording (Stop, Do Not Enter, Wrong Way…) with positive affirmations, “The Word on the Street” seeks to provide something that is missing from our daily visual diet.

I like to imagine that people might walk past a sign and assume that it is just a typical mundane warning until that moment they recognize it as out of the ordinary. Hopefully that moment might lead viewers to wonder if other pieces might be “hidden” anywhere in their daily lives. In this way the work aims to change how the viewer interacts with the world at large.

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The Word on The Street in “No Spectators, The Art of Burning Man”

Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian
Renwick Gallery
Renwick Gallery

The Smithsonian Institution welcomed Burning Man artists with the “No Spectators, The Art of Burning Man” show at the Renwick Gallery. Three pieces from The Word on The Street are on display as part of this exhibition through September 16, 2018

The Word on the Street

Glendale, CA

The Word on The Street has come to the City of Glendale, California with 20 signs in Parks and Libraries throughout the city. The response has been overwhelmingly positive on social media as well as traditional media.

The Word on The Street

Cornelius, North Carolina
The Word on The Street North Carolina
The Word on The Street at “Beyond Walls”

“Infinite Clearance” and “One Way Heart” found their way to beautiful Cornelius, North Carolina for the “Beyond Walls” exhibition.

The Word on The Street
The Word on The Street
Photo Credit: @lisafulks

The Word on The Street

Reno, NV

As a part of the Reno Playa Art Park, “The 10 Principles” piece brings the Burning Man ethos into the City of Reno.

© 2018