Nicholas Fraser

Left Hanging


Left Hanging quotes unanswered messages I sent on internet dating sites. These failed efforts to spark a connection are hand cut into various materials, the letters left attached and dangling.


The viewer knows nothing of the author/artist or the recipient. All punctuation is removed, the letters are warped and distorted  making reading a challenge. Often hung off the wall and lit with a spot, the shadows are more clearly legible than the object casting the shadow.


But even a skimming of random passages offers an intimate portrait of a creative lifer, whose tireless sense of hope and humor belies a weary awareness of the artificial, projected nature of these online communications. Initially intended for a private singular audience, these messages, now made large and corporeal, are transformed into peculiar proclamations, meticulous  shrines to longing and a tenacious exercise in over sharing.