Text cut-out from the NY Times art reviews


Hyphen-ated started the NY Times series of works.

I had been using hyphenations more frequently so when reading the art reviews, they just jumped off the page. Not the grammatically correct separations at column end but the inside-of-column buzzword combinations.

I construct with grammar by cutting out text-block fragments tgeb stacking on grid paper. Filler words add to the narrative. Rorschach-like silhouettes randomly form on each page.

This is an epic-long work started in 2004. Hyphenations are stacked in the exact order of appearance.

840 Quadrille grid-pages
4x 5 1/2 inches each
21,500 text-block buzzwords.

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