The images in the show are all photo-based. They were mostly taken in 2016-17. They are purposefully untitled, unnumbered and unidentified. There are no placards. According to a 2011 article in the Huffington Post, "One [museum survey] found that an average viewer goes up to a painting, looks at it for less than two seconds, reads the wall text for another 10 seconds, glances at the painting to verify something in the text, and moves on. Another survey concluded people looked for a median time of 17 seconds." So here in one convenient location is all the printed information you're going to get about the images in this show; it's most likely more than you need. * the Amish buggies are from Kalona, Bonaparte, and Milton Ia. * the buildings can be found in Fairfield, Van Buren County, or Iowa City. * the pigs live on Pleasant Plain Rd, next to the old one room school house. * the trains came across 4th St. * the tables and chairs are outside 2nd St. Cafe, Revelations, and Cafe Paradiso. * the volleyball game was on the beach in Carlsbad, CA. * the construction equipment worked on the sewer line project near Fillmore and Mint. * the miscellaneous objects adorned miscellaneous flea markets in Fairfield,            What Cheer, Bonaparte, and Iowa City. * the bicyclists rode through Sigourney during Ragbrai. There are a lot of pictures in this show. If you don't have 17 seconds (or even 2) for any given image, that's ok. Glances of any duration are permissable.                   
David Fleming Artist Statement Definition: "The artist's text [statement] intends to explain, justify, extend, and/or contextualize his or her body of work. It places or attempts to place the work in relationship to art history and theory, the art world and the times. Further, the statement serves to show that the artist is conscious of their intentions, aware of their practice and its position within art parameters and of the discourse surrounding it. Therefore not only does it describe and place, but it indicates the level of the artist's own comprehension of their field and making." ― Wikipedia Quotes from other artists and one President have been gathered here to serve as an artist statement: "Take something. Do something to it. Do something else to it." – Jasper Johns "If I don't have any blues, I use red." – Pablo Picasso "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." – Dorothea Lange "There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." – Ansel Adams "Sometimes there is nothing better than a fuzzy image of a clear concept." – Me “There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.” – Abraham Lincoln                   
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