Legibility is the degree of ease that experiences, signs, and symbols convey meaning based on their appearance. The capacity for something to communicate hinges on its visibility, though a visible object is not necessarily a legible one. In both looking and making, I am searching for a form that can disclose this ambiguous space.
I give extended attention to materials and situations that are veiled by their commonness and strange particularity. I am guided by a quasi-magical / quasi-analytical belief that these fragments are keystones to broader structures I don't know how to understand. Plastic bags against the curb are like this for me, or wet socks in the road, or when the wind blows and one leaf on a branch flickers faster than the others. I try to describe these things to myself. I draw faulty diagrams and write passages about the experience. Stemming from these disparate notes, I try to make an object, like a compression or a faulty echo. For me, the objects begin in words. Making the object is a means of witnessing the translation of an experience from language into something wordless.