Bailin Studio

He left a paper trail…
BAILIN: ENDNOTES • WASHINGTON’S PROFILE • 1980
Washington's Profile Footnotes p1

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Washington’s Profile contained 100 endnotes that intimated but did not state out right the main narrative of the text [a American travelogue]. In fact, the work was an attempt to create a subject through correspondence, allusion and fragmentation. It is a form of creating art that I follow to this day, albeit for a different medium: a search for meaningful relationships between disparate images and text by excavating old newspapers, magazines and books. Having found myself with the opportunity to show my work in my hometown, I thought it fitting and appropriate to revisit that manuscript and develop an exhibition of drawings that reflects the intention of the original manuscript – art from reconstruction.
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