Manners -- Amy Chen

  • Amy Chen | 2017 | Textiles & Economics
    Silkscreen on fabric
    My attraction to the driveway signs started by my bike routes through Providence streets. The starkly contrasted black/white inversion of text, coupled with the cursive Please versus the all-caps DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAY, withstood the speedy peripheral blur that most of Hope Street lay subject to as I zipped from point A to point B.
    The peculiarity of these signs, as rudimentary as their forms are, sparked questions of intention for attention, civil courtesy, and the masking of contempt in a public space.
    The juxtaposition of typefaces lead to multiple interpretations, enunciations, intonations; The sign is both passive and active, feminine and masculine