Artwork > The Language of Signage

I find signage, found on or near construction sites, fascinating as they are created to warn or alarm people of danger. The designs and color choices generally mimic dangerous things found in nature. For example, yellow is generally paired with black to mimic the colors of the bee; highly chromatic orange (O.S.H.A. Blaze) mimics fire.

Subpart G refers to the O.S.H.A safety standards regarding high visibility and what colors should be used in construction signage. Considering "high vis" as a formal quality in painting, I decided to use highly chromatic pigments that are no longer in use today, but were commonplace in the Renaissance.

Subpart G (1926)
Oil on ACM (aluminum composite material), bolts, wood
32 x 24 inches, stands 7 feet tall
2019
Subpart G (1926)
Oil on ACM (aluminum composite material), bolts, wood
32 x 24 inches, stands 7 feet tall
2019
Subpart G (1926)
Oil on ACM (aluminum composite material), bolts, wood
32 x 24 inches, stands 7 feet tall
2019
Subpart G (1926)
Oil on ACM (aluminum composite material), bolts, wood
32 x 24 inches, stands 7 feet tall
2019
Subpart G (1926)
oil on ACM (aluminum composite material), bolts, wood
32 x 24 inches, stands 7 feet tall
2019
Subpart G (1926)
oil on aluminum composite material
32 x 24 inches, stands 7 feet tall
2019
"Caution"
oil on copper, chains
12 x 16 inches
2018
"Caution"
oil on copper
12 x 16 inches
2018
"Caution" detail
oil on copper
12 x 16 inches
2018
"Caution" back view
oil on copper
12 x 16 inches
2018
"Subpart G"
oil on ACM (aluminum composite material)
12 x 12 inches, stands 6 feet
2018
"Subpart G"
oil on ACM (aluminum composite material)
12 x 12 inches, stands 6 feet
2018
"Subpart G"
oil on ACM (aluminum composite material)
12 x 12 inches, stands 6 feet
2018
"Subpart G"
oil on ACM (aluminum composite material)
12 x 12 inches, stands 6 feet
2018
"Subpart G"
oil on ACM (aluminum composite material)
12 x 12 inches, stands 6 feet
2018
Subpart G
oil on ACM (aluminum composite material)
12 x 12 inches, stands 6 feet
2018
OSHA Totem
oil on Aluminum
8'x8"
2015
OSHA Totem detail
oil on aluminum
8'x8"
2015
OSHA Totem
oil on aluminum
8'x8"
2015
OSHA Blaze
oil on aluminum
8 x 28
2015
OSHA Blaze
oil on aluminum
8 x 28
2015
Ohio and Western
oil on panel
18 x 18
2013
oil on panel
2013
oil on panel
2013
oil on panel
2013