Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (installation view of 2 parts)
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
       
     
       
     
“I Win Well” (Stamp)
       
     
"am i, right" (stamp rendering)
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

Part 1 of a series of mechanized light paintings with light fixture, UV light tube, daylight tube, UV pigment, motors, Arduino, components, wood panel, steel frame.

24 x 72 x 2 in
2017

Lemon Bomb Face (installation view of 2 parts)
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (installation view of 2 parts)

Lemon Bomb Face (parts 1 & 2 :: installation view)

Lemon Bomb Face is an ongoing series of mechanized light paintings where words are hidden and revealed by two types of light: ultraviolet and daylight. I Win Well is part 2 of the series. The linear-motion mechanism carries a dual light fixture back and forth across the face of a mounted board. Text is painted on the board with UV pigment, applied with customized 3D-printed rubber stamps. The light fixture creates a vertical division across the board, revealing the text as the UV light illuminates the fluorescence bi-product, and the daylight conceals it.

This work is inspired by my interest in how information is hidden and revealed, edited and leaked. It’s a response to how information, whether it’s learned or simply just flowing at you, shapes our perceptions of what it defines. It comments on the ability it has to be meaningful or equally meaningless, pithy, and instantly non-existent. The text is designed on the stamps to print a certain word, phrase, or part of a document. Words are arranged as such to be fragmented, twisting their form, making repeating statements and/or questions, and imitating the visible positive/negative space boundaries created by redacted documents (found online). Choices for the text are inspired from sources deemed “questionable”, such as Donald Trump’s twitter feed, some email scams, Fox news, etc. They’re chosen from caustic political discourse, headline speak with ambivalent meanings, and the incontinent feed of information we’re left to decode as it comes at us. The two light tubes run continuously back and forth, displaying an ongoing hide and show of the static words.

Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

View of Mechanized light painting with light fixture, UV light tube, daylight tube, UV pigment, motors, Arduino, components, wood panel, steel frame.

24 x 72 x 2 in

2017

Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

Detail of Mechanized light painting with light fixture, UV light tube, daylight tube, UV pigment, motors, Arduino, components, wood panel, steel frame.
24 x 72 x 2 in
2017

Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well

Part 2 of a series of mechanized light paintings with light fixture, UV light tube, daylight tube, UV pigment, motor, Arduino, components, wood panel, steel frame.

24 x 36 x 2 in
2018

Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well

(View of Part 2) Mechanized light painting with light fixture, UV light tube, daylight tube, UV pigment, motor, Arduino, components, wood panel, steel frame.
24 x 36 x 2 in
2018

Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well

(Detail of Part 2) Mechanized light painting with light fixture, UV light tube, daylight tube, UV pigment, motor, Arduino, components, wood panel, steel frame
24 x 36 x 2 in
2018

       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

Video documentation of Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well

Video documentation of Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well

“I Win Well” (Stamp)
       
     
“I Win Well” (Stamp)

3D print
2.5 x 4 x 1 in
2017

"am i, right" (stamp rendering)
       
     
"am i, right" (stamp rendering)

3D rendering of 3D printed rubber stamp "am i, right?"
2.5 x 4 x 1 in
2017

Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

3D rendering
24 x 27 x 2 in
2017

Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

3D rendering
24 x 27 x 2 in
2017

Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

3D rendering detail
24 x 27 x 2 in
2017

Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 1): America Needs a Daddy

3D rendering detail
24 x 27 x 2 in
2017

Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well
       
     
Lemon Bomb Face (part 2): I Win Well

2D vector drawing
Concept dimensions: 24 x 36 x 2 in