projects > Notes Project

"A collection of handwritten notes—the kind scribbled and passed among students between classes—serves as source material for Molly Springfield. She doesn't betray their contents; even in the close scrutiny of her digital images, Springfield transforms the notes into landscapes and architectural forms. The intimate exchanges and more mundane observations—'Please don't show this note to anyone'—have been carefully painted, erased, reversed, and painted again, rendering the text almost indecipherable. By removing the explicit narratives and amplifying their physical presence, Springfield creates an immediate, shared response to these personal artifacts." (Patricia Maloney, Berkeley Art Museum)

Project exhibition history:
Anything we have not had to decipher on our own does not belong to us, JET Artworks, Washington, DC, March 2005
Compass Points: The 34th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, May 21 - August 30, 2004

oil painting text by Molly Springfield
Oil on panel
16 x 24 inches
2003
oil painting text by Molly Springfield
Oil on panel
16 x 24 inches
2004
oil painting text by Molly Springfield
Oil on panel
16 x 24 inches
2003
oil painting text by Molly Springfield
Oil on panel
16 x 24 inches
2003
oil painting text by Molly Springfield
Oil on panel
16 x 24 inches
2004
oil painting text by Molly Springfield
Oil on panel
16 x 24 inches
2004
graphite drawing cassette tape by Molly Springfield
Graphite on paper
10 x 7.5 inches
2004
graphite drawing note by Molly Springfield
Graphite on paper
10 x 7.5 inches
2004
graphite drawing note by Molly Springfield
Graphite on paper
10 x 7.5 inches
2004
graphite drawing note by Molly Springfield
Graphite on paper
10 x 7.5 inches
2004
graphite drawing by Molly Springfield
Graphite on paper
10 x 7.5 inches
2003
digital slide show note by Molly Springfield
Digital slide show (still)
variable
2004
digital slide show note by Molly Springfield
Digital slide show (still)
variable
2004
digital slide show note by Molly Springfield
Digital slide show (still)
variable
2004
digital slide show note by Molly Springfield
Digital slide show (still)
variable
2004
digital slide show note by Molly Springfield
digital slide show (still)
variable
2004
digital slide show note by Molly Springfield
Digital slide show (still)
variable
2004