Monday, July 27, 2009

Word To Mother - Young Mind, Old Soul

“It’s called ‘Young Mind, Old Soul’…It’s about retaining the essence of youth but sort of living with an appreciation for yesterday.”
-Word to Mother

In “Young Mind, Old Soul,” Word to Mother combines his acute reverence for memory with the freedom and restlessness of youth. His appreciation for the past is evident not only through his collection of found objects, but also through the hand lettering and weathered texture he applies to them. Integrating the past with the present, Word to Mother’s paintings organically merge fleeting adolescence with nostalgic recollection. Upper Playground’s Alexander Tarrant put this short piece together of Word To Mother describing his own work and you can view it now on Walrus TV. “Young Mind, Old Soul” is on exhibit at FIFTY24SF until Thursday, July 30, 2009.