When I print and paint over commercially printed ephemera, I’m reacting to it, commenting, and editing. If I add words, I try to choose the most specific and suggestive ones I can. I’m also interested in language and the lack of specificity of much contemporary expression, which is why I made the broadside “I WAS LIKE SO ______”
Perhaps what I do is typical of how a graphic designer works, not by creating completely new things, but by identifying and emphasizing meanings, messages, and essences that are, in part, already there. This is an interesting challenge.