The Graffoos combine the destructive/creative approach of graffiti with the esthetics of the tattoo. They consist of a linear design painted over a completed, sometimes abandoned painting, or on a redesigned photograph in the case of the archival pigment prints. This revisiting of the surface, which results in a uniting of opposing esthetics as one moment or thought, serves as a system of self and/or social analysis. Occasionally, older paintings, which could be anywhere from 20, 30 or 40 years old are cut up, rotated and recomposed adding one more facet to the breakdown of the pre-existing pictorial structure. All the Graffoos are unique, as they mark an end of one way of thinking and begin another path to an esthetic release.
Graffoos 2006-2009 (images)