New Work

A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush
posters made from the pages of American Wildlife Art
by David Wagner
26" x 32" each

About the work:

Physical books are read less and less these days. New technologies that distribute texts in digital form provide a cheap alternative to the paperback. In addition with the slurry of entertainment options, from TV to Facebook, to the wealth of distractions on the Internet, our free time fills quickly with little room left for reading lengthy texts. Here I'm repurposing the raw material of that waning form. I literally and figuratively take a several hundred-page volume and boil that content down to simple and easily read idioms that convey what we already know. With the brevity of a Twitter post, these posters offer proverbial advice that is as obvious as it is relevant.