"I Can’t Stand Chaos" is a group of eight oil paintings on cradled panels installed in a grid formation. The sentence “I can’t stand chaos it makes me nervous” is used twice and can be read forward and backward: “nervous me makes it chaos stand can’t I.” There is a palindromic effect as we move our eyes back and forth, but there is also a radial oscillation since the words are split up across the panels and decentered on each panel. Furthermore, directional brush marks are employed to reinforce the chaotic quality of the narrative. In other words, the brush marks formally enhance the content of the text.
Material: 8 oil paintings on panel.
24 inches square
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