Titles are hard / by Jeff Edwards

The hardest part about your artwork after the actual creation, is writing about it. Sometimes coming up with titles seems so overly contrived, and that’s probably because it is. It always feels like such a pressure, and something that has to be done. I would be quite happy sometimes to just use a description and then number, but then that seems overly redundant and boring. While with any title you are creating a narrative beyond the image, the language can work and guide the viewer to where you would like or expect, or it could send them to lah lah land and give your work an entirely unintended and un wanted context. The powers of language, perception, interpretation and miss-interpretation are a pain in the ass …