Nicholas Fraser

Left Hanging


hand-cut tyvek

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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. Often hung off the wall and lit with a spot, the shadows are more legible than the object casting the shadow.


The viewer knows nothing of the writer or recipient, though a intimate portrait gradually emerges: a struggling middle-aged creative, 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 personal notes are transformed into public shrines to longing.