November 1988
Mesa Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The art market boom years of the '80s spawned a host of galleries and corporate art collections. Some aquired thoughtful, well-made prints. However, most filled their holdings with prints that were superficially decorative at best, pretentious and meaningless at worst. My series MfD (Meaningful Decorations) and DMlD (Dark Meaningless Decorations) humbly strove to fill all needs by employing that old 20th century modernist standby --the grid. I figured the grid could hold together bits of ephemera, provide order to a decoration and underscore the geometry of recognizable imagery. Pretty darned comprehensively modern, huh?!?

The plate on which the grid was etched
zinc, 24 " x 18 ", 1987