Painted plywood, steel from 8 x 8 feet to 12 x 20 feet, 2008-2012
In this series, photographs of billboards in Mexico City were used to make silhouettes, cut out of plywood, then returned to an urban environment, in this case along the High Line in New York City and earlier in Pittsburgh. Built like theatrical stage sets, the illusion of perspective flattened out as one walked along the pathway. The pieces blend into their surroundings, all the while nagging at the peripheral vision of the passerby. Presented by Friends of the Highline, NYC, curator Lauren Ross, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.