"come and find me"

interactive collaborative installation
mixed media
126" x 150" x 96"
2016, 2017
IN COLLABORATION WITH:
El Segundo Public Library
Friends of El Segundo Public Library
El Segundo Public Library Photo archives
El Segundo Historical Society
El Segundo Art Walk
Studio Antiques
 

. . . if you dare to inquire further, you will be rewarded . . .  

 

Inside each one of these protruding books, you will find a library pocket, a photograph and a page number.   Each photograph was hand-selected from the historical photo archive found in the El Segundo Public Library.   And each one was replicated and hand-cut so that fragments are missing. Subsequently, when you take the photograph to that page number, and place it into the clear photo corners, text is revealed through the missing pieces - much like a decoding device.   Those are MY words.   Thoughts, feelings and secrets that relate back to my own childhood experience.   But the words also correlate to a real book title found  inside  the  El  Segundo  Public  Library.   And, if you explore further, there is a reference number  on  the  back  of  each  photograph that directs you to the actual book within the library’s own collection.  

 

In a sense, I am asking you to play a game.   A game that I have set up and constructed.   And the more books you look through, the more historical evidence is revealed.   Because in life, we all have a story.   This is not just about my story, or the story of El Segundo.  It’s also about Your story...