Text and Images by Tm Gratkowski
Beyond Merzbau, ready-mades, combines, deconstruction, and mash-ups lies a tangle of fragmented vignettes, patterns, and colors where one encounters thought-provoking words, images, and stories and the experience is visceral as well as intellectual.
What, at first, may appear as formal aesthetics will, upon closer examination, reveal a subject matter that is often complex, challenging, and sometimes difficult to take issue with. Like a first time visitor to a new city or country the process of discovery becomes evident as the viewer becomes engaged in a visual dialogue trying to interpret this new imagery.
Making sense of this new media saturated environment is like trying to see the forest through the trees- layer upon layer upon layer of information as a treacherous battlefield in which navigation is only possible by knowing where you are at, where you have come from, and where you are going.