The title for this piece comes from a misinterpretation of a line from Shakespeare's, King Lear, in a scene where the fool confronts the King (his boss) with a series of uncomfortable truths. The fool - through jokes, riddles and songs - has a unique way of articulating the contradictions of the world, or the king's actions, in sharp relief. Nobody else in the King's court could get away with this. So the fool is fool, and the fool is not fool, simultaneously. This is how I think about his piece of “wood.”
This Fool May Not Be Altogether Fool, My Lord
2019
42” x 9”
Digital photograph mounted on MDF