Every Instance Removed

Every Instance Removed, 22 pp., 7"x8", 2008

Every Instance Removed, 22 pp., 7″x8″, 2008

Every Instance Removed is the visual exploration of a gas station on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway. Working from a single color photograph, I digitally removed every word or letter from the landscape – from the gas station logo to the numbers on the cars’ license plates . With words removed, the station becomes sculptural, familiar and strange at the same time.  The book continues my exploration of language and absence started in my previous book, CandyEvery Instance Removed explores the possibilities and implications of empty signs and vestiges of information and is, in part, an homage to Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations.