The Name Game
A soundtrack was created for the exhibition.
We are given a birth name, which can remain present after our death; this of course, depends upon the legacy we leave behind.
Sometimes society births us into a name or a clan, which diminishes our individuality, since its perception or reputation creates a sentenced identity.
Some people believe that our name sets patterns for our lifeís journey through the energy or resonance it produces when pronounced and projected into the universe.
Today, we commercialize a name to create a longing for ownership. It can be used as a symbol to denote status, or an identification marker that people display with pride, since it signifies, some type of cachet that they want others to associate them with. But often, the essence or governance behind the name becomes irrelevant and ignored because it is more important to possess and show that you belong to the group that covets the name.
I am using my name not only as an iconic reference, but also as a generic shape to create artwork that is derived from the for-mentioned notions. By playfully repeating and placing my name within an arena of patterned imagery, it looses its significance as “name”; instead, it becomes an identifiable form and part of the visual field. It is now interpreted as a shape, like a human silhouette would be in figurative painting.
The computer-generated illustrations are placed against a color-drenched background to reflect or compliment the imagery that is placed within its restrictions.
As a way to provoke, and to exploit my name’s reputation, as an art form, the work reveals, like a signature handbag, prominence to its owner. I am capitalizing on my name’s historical eminence, as I continue to stake my own claim.