These five stone drawn lithographs are inspired by everyday mishaps that occur with mobile phones which render their functionality useless. The black and white palette emphasizes that the phones are no longer functioning devices capable of turning on, and therefore thwart our expectation of a bright screen to escape into. Additionally this palette harkens to an age where news was printed in black and white on paper: newspapers. Nonetheless, these disenchanting signs are tempered by the humorous circumstances of the mobile phone’s tragic demise.
The Mishap Suite is printed on an elegant Japanese Unryuo mulberry paper, embedded with golden threads that speak to the precious metals that are needed to make such devices work through their conductive and stable properties. Of course gold has been used by human cultures all over the planet as the metal of choice to portray God, Goddess, and deities. Gold, also, is frequently given as award for great human achievements. Therefore, the viewer must connect and consider their relationship to a mass produced device that is possibly touched and interacted with more than any other object. An object which controls the layers of our lives.