THESE 3 REAL JOURNALISM HEADLINES WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. REALLY.
2014
A3 size paper, pencil, marker, and headlines from the huffington post and upworthy

this piece takes classic b-movie poster designs and pairs them with real text from recent headlines from popular online publications, highlighting just how sensationalist and clickbait-y journalism has become lately. based on feedback i've received and just my own personal interest, i am planning on making more of these. have a ridiculous headline you'd like me to turn into a b-movie poster? holla @ me here.

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THESE 3 REAL JOURNALISM HEADLINES... was shown in 2014 at the REIFWERDEN exhibit at St Agnes Studios in Berlin, Germany. HERE'S PROOF.


SELF PORTRAIT (BOYS HAVE A LOT TO SAY)
2014
construction paper, ink, and sexts sent and received by the artist between Dec 2013-2014

from a distance, this looks like a normal drawing of me. nothing sexy. look closer, and you'll see each line is not a line but a Real Live sext (that is, sexual text message) that has entered or left my inbox. what are all the ways we talk about sex virtually? how does the absence of someone's actual presence affect this? this piece is also about how sexting is hilarious and manages to be so sexualized and so not sexualized all at the same time—you can type anything you want to someone, but your words don't have to reflect anything you're actually doing. yes, you could be masturbating and sexting. but, you could be cooking dinner and sexting. and no one would know! from one perspective, i'm utterly defined by my sexuality and my sexual exchanges with others. from another, those things aren't even noticeable. but, they're always there. sex acts, even the ones that seem trivial, are not just meaningless but are part of my history and who i am. through them, i've made friends, lovers, thrills, and discoveries. plus, they're just silly to read.


THIS COULD BE YOUR FUTURE
2014
text assembled on photoshop

I often worry about how it's entirely possible that I will fulfill every inch of potential I have, or I will merely squander it all. (click to enlarge)


THE PERSISTENCE OF HUNGER
2013
cardboard, Triscuit box, plum, provolone cheese, banana, plastic utensils, chocolate, ballpoint pen

The Persistence of Memory, but with food.