“Didactic Revolvers” is the result of my collaboration with ten Kellogg Community College students. In conjunction with a Museum Field Study course, “Didactic Revolvers” is a visual record of our shared experience of Art in the Midwest.

We visit art museums to be entertained, transported, to be enlightened. The often anti-aesthetic, didactic information—gallery tags, artist and curatorial statements, interpretive text—helps us to locate meaning, link us to social and cultural context. This information also has the power to engage memory and imagination. Consider the mention of “Stonehenge” or “Mona Lisa”.

The multilayered imagery in “Didactic Revolvers” allows for alternative readings as the viewer moves, as the images shift and spin freely. The semi- transparent material traces the fog of history, memory, creativity and intuition— sensations that never return the same way twice.