Nicholas Fraser

Warped and wrapped, the tyvek messages generate illusionistic shadow forms. The stretched letters echo the author’s initial efforts to shape the message for its intended recipient.

 

Thin and delicate and fastened only at the top, the viewer’s movements cause the material to ripple, individual letters to flutter and shake, further activating the forms.

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OCT 11 2015 JJ

hand-cut black tyvek, 42 x 92”, 2017

 

New text-based works quoting unanswered messages I sent to women on internet dating sites. These failed efforts to spark a connection are hand cut into various sheet materials, with the letters left dangling.

 

Warped and wrapped, the tyvek messages generate illusionistic shadow forms. The stretched letters echo the author’s initial efforts to shape the message for its intended recipient.

 

Thin and delicate and fastened only at the top, the viewer’s movements cause the material to ripple, individual letters to flutter and shake, further activating the forms.

view video "walk-by"