Trafficking Art

I explored areas of Tokyo that were familiar to me while developing and photographing Recontextualized, a series in which I explored the idea of the street as a large art gallery and the canvas is its walls, windows, and concrete. Parallel to those photographs are these images, taken while I was waiting to cross streets. How universally known objects if viewed differently can alter the perception of what has the potential to be art.

On the surface these traffic lines function for a specific reason (road safety), and can be found in some shape and form in nearly every country in the world. I’m interested in these graphic forms as another way to explore that art is everywhere around us and that we are able to create art from the mundane.