What is Best for Us

What is Best for Us

2013, Acrylic on Birch Panel

To compile the text for this piece, I combined excerpts from Martin Luther King's "I've Been To The Mountaintop" speech from April 3, 1968, with letters from the Zodiac Killer. I then translated this text into numerous languages (via translation software) approximately 44 times until it created the mutated version of the painting. I then transcribed the hybrid speech onto panel, and painted in contrasting colors around the letters - leaving the text as a negative imprint on the panel's surface.

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