Money, Management, and Electronic Mail

I’m interested in the ways that communications technologies are changing human interaction. Whichever technology one chooses, that mode cannot avoid altering both the content and connotation of the messages it is meant to deliver. In the world of employment, the dominant mode of electronic mail brings adjustments to the message which its users both use and abuse in startlingly ways. These works set out to decode the relationships between these adjustments to the message, their effects on its consumers, and the ways in which these effects relate to the reasons for their composition and consumption. Each piece uses a reinterpretation of one or more real emails as its foundation. The emails are between a manager and a subordinate, and the printed texts are partially obscured by currency or encaustic.

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cover

cover (2007)
encaustic, laser-printed e-mail, and US currency on five wood panels
11"x8.5" (each)
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cover (detail)

cover (detail) (2007)
encaustic, laser-printed e-mail, and US currency on five wood panels
11"x8.5" (each)
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schedule

schedule (2007)
encaustic, laser-printed e-mail, and US currency on three wood panels
11"x8.5" (each)
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schedule (detail)

schedule (off-angle detail) (2007)
encaustic, laser-printed e-mail, and US currency on three wood panels
11"x8.5" (each)
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spring

spring (2007)
encaustic, laser-printed e-mail, and US currency on wood panel
23"x21"
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spring (detail)

spring (off-angle detail) (2007)
encaustic, laser-printed e-mail, and US currency on wood panel
23"x21" (each)
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breakfast

breakfast (2007)
encaustic, laser-printed e-mail, cup, bowl, spoon, napkin, and US currency on wood panel
11"x17"
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