The question of how one wins and why can be essential
to understanding an individual as well as the collective character
of a country. The answers begin to reveal themselves not only
in elections (if they are held at all), but sports, lotteries,
video games, childrens playground activities, and the simple
board game. Questions concerning morality, identity, patriotism,
class, race and ethnicity can enter this inquiry.
The issue of memory is also a factor in this body
of work as the family board game and group sports are being replaced
by increasingly technically sophisticated video games. Using motifs
from classic board games, lotto tickets, playing cards, and more,
this series explores some of the many layers of interpretation
discovered in the phrase playing to win.
Painting, silkscreen printing, gum Arabic transfer,
linoleum printing, drawing, and stamping are some of the processes
utilized in these mixed media works.