Additional Studio Works in Series
Sale recently framed the original 51 drawings that were reproduced as buttons and signs to comprise a single composite drawing. This artwork, as an object independent of roles in the social investigations of the Love Buttons, Love Bites series, gives rise to a tension between the formal qualities of the grid and the intimacy of the language.
In the social realm in which these projects unfold, their intimate elements are often catalysts of shared and individual experience. They stimulate audience members to engage with one another, with the artist, and with a site, thereby completing the experience of a happening through their own personal thoughts and actions. With the framing of the original drawings, Sale is considering how these objects also function as discrete artworks.