Altered Objects

In traversing through the digital age, we are increasingly finding ourselves interacting with digital simulations or virtual abstractions of their physical counterparts. Such alterations of print, both words and pictures, opened my eyes to question why concrete objects are moving into obsolescence. The neat rows of letters on newsprint and the feel of a page once represented at least an illusion of everlasting knowledge.  In seeing these objects punctured and warped we are reminded how susceptible “knowledge” is to obliteration and manipulation.

Often, what was today our undeniable answer is tomorrow exposed as a distorted shred of the explanation we hoped to find.  But there is beauty in this uncertainty and a joy in our ephemeral conclusions. Perhaps it is only our perception of these objects that is antiquated and the object’s value continues to evolve today and into the future developing new meaning within the observer.

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