As installed in Cal State Northridge University, and around Los Angeles streets.
Street signs. They are placed above eye level in an urban environment, orchestrating us to follow an invisible conductor.
STOP. NO PARKING. HOPE STREET. NOW OPEN. DO NOT ENTER.
Acrylic paintings, installed on galvanized posts, were temporarily displayed outdoor in areas suited for street signs. At some spots, they also were installed to hide the original street signs.
They all caught the eye of a large mixed crowd, passing by to their work or study. Capturing spontaneous and hasty brushstrokes, they celebrated a non-representational free expression in an environment that traditionally obeys defined icons and printed words.
The project questions the value of the order, street law, traditional form, and the anonymity of the pedestrian.
It has created an abrupt yet simple transformation of our daily routine, with an attempt to blur the boundaries between art and non-art.