Hostile takeover, 11.08.16 (2016)
When this work was first installed, the Trump regime was in its infancy and much on my mind. It still is. The installation attempts to respond to a pervasive sense of dread, while at the same time participating in public discourse in some creative way.
"Hostile takeover, 11.08.16" is comprised of photographs of five letters— disguised and undisclosed— which were seen on a Trump building under construction in Vancouver. It was not long before Election Day, 2016. That November, a simulacrum of politics triumphed, and with it the rebranding and monetizing of public space. Welcome to America, Inc.