Faith, Hope & $5,000

Faith, Hope and $ 5,000, uses the appendix extracted from a mid-1970s corporate history of Monsanto Chemical Company as the structure to explore found text in a visual format. Using the method of selective concordance, verbs have been excised from chemical names and reconstructed into non-narrative poems. These more formal pieces, drawing on the history of found poetry, use typography and graphic elements to give new and unexpected content to the original material.


The project consists of 16 framed pieces.

Medium: cut-outs, collage and acrylic on found book pages                         Individual size: 16.5" x 19"                                                                          Installation size: 76" x 66"                                                                                   Date: 2017

 

Photo credit Rocky Kenworthy, Dot Editions