Mixed Messaging
9 Jun 2023

A little bit of urban texture, and three short phrases. Each little phrase is short and sweet, and straightforward. But together they paint upon the surface of the brick wall, telling a story far beyond their own meanings. It is often said that a picture paints a thousand words. That is true. But it is also true that words can conjure thousands of images; and images that are unique to the minds who view it. There is – must be – a story here, on the corner of St. James Street, which gives us a sense of place – immediately contradicted by the translated phrase below. Together these two express infinite possibilities and describe a reality. Then, from a window, a neon lit announcement that suggest at once a lot, and not enough. A few words cast a million possible images on the brick wall, using it as a canvas for a palette of letters.