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brown square over journal piece upper left, white roller over journal page center
Schism: Open Your Heart
acrylic collage, stencil, marker, roller on wood
16" x 20"

I have been looking at graffit'di walls and am very interested in the way a tagger and a buffer (the person who comes along to paint over the tag) relate to each other. There is, sometimes, a kind of dialogue between them. So I am taking pages from my journals of the last two years and pasting them to my prepared "walls" -- the painted and "graffiti'd" canvas-- and then sanding on rolling over them, the way someone might do who owns the wall. Sometimes I leave a message up; sometimes it is partly or fully obscured. "Schism" was on a wall in San Francisco, in more typical graffiti writing; the designs here are my ow.