Got'n extra cig, spare a smoke, don't by chance have another stick?

In DC we call a cigarette a jack. This is the inspiration for "Jacks," a series of collages juxtaposing the face card with items that deal in smoking. More than a display of definition, "Jacks" seeks to verbalize the narrative themes of tobacco consumption: as each pack contains a parable of risk and reward, each butt flicked enacts a vernacular of motion. Access to our American ideas of exchange and worth, regulation and gratification, identity and westward expansion, can be found in the interplay of objects. If you care to gamble on it.

: vinyl letters
, cigarette
, and playing card on paper

; 11 x 14 inches

21 prints