Gillian Wearing
1992-1993

Gillian Wearing
1992-1993

Gillian Wearing
1992-1993

.

Gillian Wearing
1992-1993

Gillian Wearing
1992-1993

All images are photos of the project, written on large pieces of paper with a marker. I chose this artist because I enjoyed seeing the thoughts of random people on the streets, sometimes they would be funny and extremely random- other times you could feel the person’s pain through their words written and their facial expression. There was a tribute done to this project where fans of the artist would post their own thoughts, and although the thoughts were probably more thought out before the person took the picture- it was still a modern form of the project and it was neat to see how thoughts and the people in the pictures have changed.  “A great deal of my work is about questioning handed-down truths” The title of the work itself Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say contributes to the meaning behind the project. I chose images that may have taken me by surprise, such as the business dressed man saying he is desperate- which may not be the first thing you would think when looking at a successful (looking) person.

Advertisements