Prophetic Characters (2015) is a set of five typographic works that appropriates fortune cookie phrases—truisms and benign prophecies that could easily apply to anyone. I separate the words onto two surfaces—the print and glazing (embedded acrylic letters). While this delays the time it takes for the viewer to read the messages that are already familiar to them, it doesn’t actually deter them. On the contrary, the obstacle seems to be an encouragement.

 Deeds Speak (2015)   Acrylic, pigment inkjet print 
 What They Seem (2015)   Acrylic, pigment inkjet print 
 Use Force (Detail).   Embedded acrylic 
 2016 Ballroom Projects exhibition