Jessica Owings

Little Black Book (text)

Google search books:

Searching for an image using a keyword, the search engine pulls up bits of phrases found in the title or content of a web page. In the thumbnail display of the results, these phrases tumble one into another. I considered this phenomenon, how a particular arrangement of words facilitates or hinders communication and experimented with other situations. The content of this series of books are fragmented statements gathered during various Internet image searches. Resembling the fumbling nature of Internet research, these fragments are spliced together forming awkward sentences and phrases, creating an irregular, oddly poetic, narrative.

2009    5"x5"x3/4"    screen printed & hand bound book, edition of 3

The text reads:

The best little black, little black dress has lace induced little, little black lies. My little black heart for you and your little, little black rain cloud got that little black- that perfect little black- little black streams of those little black things drying in the sun.

 

Little Black Book (text)

Google search books:

Searching for an image using a keyword, the search engine pulls up bits of phrases found in the title or content of a web page. In the thumbnail display of the results, these phrases tumble one into another. I considered this phenomenon, how a particular arrangement of words facilitates or hinders communication and experimented with other situations. The content of this series of books are fragmented statements gathered during various Internet image searches. Resembling the fumbling nature of Internet research, these fragments are spliced together forming awkward sentences and phrases, creating an irregular, oddly poetic, narrative.

2009    5"x5"x3/4"    screen printed & hand bound book, edition of 3

The text reads:

The best little black, little black dress has lace induced little, little black lies. My little black heart for you and your little, little black rain cloud got that little black- that perfect little black- little black streams of those little black things drying in the sun.