Lost in Translation


Lost in Translation is a large-scale (dimensions variable) installation of painted and screenprinted works on medium density overlay.  Each individual work is a composite of smaller painted and printed parts which when assembled form a phrase.  The phrases originate from French idioms which are then translated literally rather than figuratively.  These new English translations result in a beautiful hint to the original but with an elegant and sometimes awkward twist.  For example, the words “The dishcloth is burning at home” is a verbatim translation from the French idiom which means “There has been a family quarrel”, and "To Dine by Memory" is an elegant way of saying you have gone without dinner.