Strips came out of an immersive installation, where these smaller scale pieces are a counterpoint running through and around the “main” images. They are veins that run through multiple bodies of work, and act as captions or chyrons, informing and elaborating on the works around them. They also reference predellas found underneath altarpieces, whose function was to detail scenes from the life of saints, and gave the artist more freedom and license to make non-iconic imagery.
They function as the overflow chatter of the mind, the cognitive runoff, bringing in ideas and imagery that can’t be contained in other projects. They reference politics, personal history, and found culture, sourced from everywhere and anywhere including my own archive, TV, media, and images I run into in the world. Installed amongst other works, they become architectural, like molding or friezes, which frame both the work and the space.