Yellow Brick Road is an experimental translation / coding of Frank L. Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into emoji. Beginning with a spiralling cyclone, Baum's classic American fairytale has been rewoven into an all-over, wavy grid of approximately 40000 emojis (or "little yellow bricks") to transform the original text into one of its key symbolic images--the yellow brick road or path to Illumination. A work of process art in which the act of writing is valued as highly as the resulting text, the creation of Yellow Brick Road has also taken inspiration from the 1939 MGM musical Wizard of Oz adaptation, van Gogh and Thee Psychick Bible.
Digital print on 230gsm matt paper
119 x 84 cm
Signed and stamped on reverse