gingerbread, meringue, neon
A large graffiti covers a wall, spelling the word “tomorrow”. At the right side of the graffiti, placed closely upon the adjacent wall, a small white neon sign reads, “or the day before”. When read together the two inscriptions read: “tomorrow or the day before”.
Upon close examination the graffiti is revealed to be hundreds of small gingerbread cookies that have been affixed in a mosaic fashion. The nature of the graffiti’s construction, placed in conjunction with the word it spells, gives the piece an optimistic fairytale quality: a sugary-coated outlook for the coming days. The neon sign punctuates the bold proclamation of the gingerbread graffiti with a cold precision, refracting the undetermined hopes for the future back into the present moment. This warping of time, place and intention creates a subtle, paradoxical crisscrossing of what could be and what is.