Language creates artificial divisions that obscure things as they are. Words lock us into a specific way of thinking, even though reality has no restrictions on what categories might apply. I decided to make this explicit by labelling everything with a label maker, both with the literal or “normal” word for what the thing was as well as any other interpretation I could find. The utilitarian nature of the label maker lent an air of authority to the new interpretations.
Avocado and cutting board with labels, 10 x 14”
Sandwich with labels, 4 x 6”
Open sandwich with labels, 8 x 6”