FIXED VALUE: LANGUAGE

All Kinds of Summer Frocks

All Kinds of Summer Frocks (from Lolita), 2002, photograph, size range: 6 x 6.5 inches – 60 x 65 inches

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, 2002, photograph, size range: 14 x 13 inches – 140 x 130 inches

She Lost All Her

She Lost All Her Innocence, 2003, photograph, size range: 3 x 9 inches – 30 x 90 inches

She Was A Child And I Was A Child

She Was A Child And I Was A Child, 2003, photograph, size range: 4.5 x 5 inches – 45 x 50 inches

For two months Kharis Kennedy followed a strict diet, eating the same foods in the same quantity, to create a visually harmonious alphabet. She photographed her urine to obtain an unreplicable yet traditionally legible language.  Fixed Value : Language is a series of works in which the value of a given piece (i.e., the digital image file) can not be tied to the physical properties associated with the final product.  In a correlation of content with imagery the language and texts retain literal meaning regardless of scale.