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St. Louis, Missouri,
Before music and sound was translated into today’s digital metaphysical state, the vinyl record presented the artistic craft and musical sensation of a composed piece or recorded moment. While we collect these recordings for the musical treasure it possesses, we cannot deny that the round, black vinyl object holds its own visual artistic essence that is often overlooked by the listener.
In an attempt to bring out this neglected art form I experimented with making relief and etching prints using vinyl records as the printing matrix. Rolling the records up with ink and sending them through a printing press, you can see the visual art of the record that goes hand-in-hand with the aural art that is encased within.
This work displays a visual sound compilation, playlist, or mixtape, using each recording’s visual details to make the collection come together. When it was first displayed in December 2011, a sound recording was played along with it that overlapped the sounds of each record’s soundtrack as an auditory translation of the visual information presented.