In On and On and On and On (on and on) and Over and Over and Over and Over (over and over), I am borrowing well-worn and even clichéd words and phrases from colloquial language. I have long been fascinated in the mutability of language and convinced that tired clichés and dead metaphors have the capacity to be revived.
In these lithographs, I employ terms that ostensibly mean the same thing (referring to actions or states that are continuous and ongoing), yet could also mean the opposite (since ‘over’ suggests the end of something, and is in this way the opposite of ‘on’). I’m interested in this kind of linguistic paradox.
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