Friday, September 18, 2009

Habits of highly un-effective people

A very nice conceptual piece by Eric Yahnker entitled "American Socrates," a work of personal several hundred pages the artist transcribes the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" with his foot...a journey that is both absurd and overwhelming.

The physical manifestation of the work is clean and simple...the blue pen marks are not contained, bleeding to the edges of the picture plane...stacked neatly on a white pedestal, the work visually exhibits the scope of energy required the complete the piece...underlying is the irony of this highly ineffective method of working in contrast to the theme of the essence, ending the chain of communication by making the message illegible and mute.

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