Artwork Description

Walter Robinson – Prisma

Dimensions: 22 x 14.5 x 3.5″
Year: 2017
Media: wood and flocking

Walter Robinson often uses cryptic messaging in his visual works. Here, he uses words to describe the world, yet the words don’t match the reality the images depict. This is often the case in contemporary society. There is a philosophical understanding of language–the Situationist philosophy, that deals with the way language is used to possess or disposses certain groups of people. This image is almost like fake news–the way words are used does not match reality, just as in the way words are used by contemporary politicians as disinformation.