20 x 26″
signed archival pigment print
limited edition of 25
Primer is a print series that highlights text from nursery rhymes within the text of contemporary news articles, revealing some of the themes and questions that these two disparate forms of storytelling have in common.
All of the text is contained within a background of hand-drawn lines, with an appearance reminiscent of redacted government documents. All of the lines together make up the shape of an animal or object that also relates to the theme of the nursery rhyme.
Primer makes apparent the way that we “read into” everything that surrounds us according to the stories we’ve heard in the past. As it visually peels back layers of meaning to reveal those stories, it also explores how often the old stories and the new stories are, at their heart, the same.