Art Project: You Are Legend: 2017
You Are Legend: Ongoing
You Are Legend is a prompt for the viewer, encountered as a physical sign, a legend, like the legend on a map, in a given space.
The legend pairs interior experience (like a taste or a thought) with objects around the viewer in the room (a chair or a lamp).
Each legend is a quiet invitation for the viewer to check: are you really ‘inside’ your body, and is the world of forms really ‘outside’ of you? This is an exploration that I love. I find that when I eat an orange and look around the room I’m in, the room is somehow drenched in the flavor of orange. Or when I’m sad, eating soup and listening to jazz, all of it blends, all of it is one thing: me. Or This. What’s present. This project shares this noticing with others.
This project is site specific, has been installed at the Glavin Interfaith Chapel of Babson College, in Massachusetts, and in the Hollister Gallery of Babson College.
This project is ideal in spaces in which someone might stand and wait or read a sign or a label.
Like several other of my projects, You Are Legend blurs the boundary between wayfinding and artwork. Other projects in which this happens include Stand In, Fresh Eyes and Attendant. This project also shares the theme of swapping something solid for something ephemeral, slippery and soon gone with the above projects, as well as Hannah’s books.