kristine woods
  studio recent

Carmen Into Long Division. Oak, masonite, chalkboard paint, chalk. 3'x5'. 2008.

Carmen Into Long Division, an object of visual poetry, borrows a story from the artist Lin Hixson. The story conjures the opportunity for daydreaming provided by long division, the mystery of the real lives of teachers, and the capacity of red red lips to transform math problems into arias. Entire school years of wonder are buried in the palimpsest of chalk on board.