November 1-30 ~
For this series the focus is on the way words shape our (mis)understanding. A re-occurring theme in my narrative work is the concept of duality. Some say the works contain multiple meanings by utilizing visual metaphor, juxtapositions, and allegory. -- choice words.
In pictures it is much easier for me to express an emotion that is three-fifths happiness, one part relief, and one part sadness -- and trace amounts of crazy in there too. Where is the word for all that? I guess that’s why poetry, song, and letters exist. We use several words to make ultimately a passage of how we feel. And if the words would come, I would use them.
With these pictures the title is the point of departure. There are numerous musings of familiar, well-known word-based phrases. Many of the works explore the space in-between words.
Chad, Emily and Gabi Beroth
"Chutes and Ladders" is a collection of works in mixed media/assemblage style. This body of work is a two-dimensional opera that visually sings a tale of divorce, joint custody, life changes, new beginnings, finding happiness, and the bond between a father and his daughters.