Noise Like Industry, 2017

Screenprinted double-pamphlet book


I used Jacksonville maps and construction sites as reference material when creating the drawings for this book. By comparing these sites to personal relationships and experiences, I aimed to tell a story of both intimacy and toxicity in building and deconstructing the Self with another person.


The text in the book reads:


You Asked Me If I Think You're A Color


I don't see you as a color but a sound
I hear and choose to listen
And I sway -- pink clouds to your eyes
You sound like rain when I lay in bed
Rain without thunder
But it's hard, and then still
And it is you
And now the water is coming from not the sky but my eyes and I want my pink cloud to go white without condensation

And I want to but
I can't unlisten
Because you fall from the sky, and my eyes
and your remnants fall from the roof to a puddle designated for a bird to bathe in

And it's your favorite bird
Feathers wet with your still sound
And Sound is not noise
And do you know what noise is?
It was only created when machines were made.

Noise like industry

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