Don Ritter: Unnecessary Signage

  • ©2015, Don Ritter

  • ©2015, Don Ritter

  • ©2015, Don Ritter



    Unnecessary Signage


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Artist Statement:

    Unnecessary Signage resembles a series of industrial road signs that depict humanity’s struggle with morality and the human condition. Each sign contains a prohibitive instruction and pictograph that refer to a real-world event involving birth, childhood, love, marriage, parenting, social recognition, or death. Most of the signs are associated with an actual tragedy that occurred within the last 30 years, such as a woman who murdered her husband eight days after their marriage (Do Not Push Husband Off Cliff During Honeymoon). Each sign is accompanied with a QR code that contains a link to an associated news article.

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