The book, Dumb As A Brick, is a collection of drawings, photographs, and found images.
What does it mean to be dumb? It is a word we hear all the time. It is considered a toothless insult. You are dumb. Don’t be dumb. How is dumb used in opposition to smart? When used as an insult, “he’s as dumb as a brick”, I’m interested in the brick. Smart phones, smart homes, smart cars, smart refrigerators, smart watches. Smart, means personal, convenience, connectivity, and data collection. Dumb means basic, solid, impenetrable, un-hackable. It is also strong, reliable and lasting. Cell phones were just cell phones until we got smartphones, now they are dumb phones. They flip open they make calls they flip closed and that’s it. We now treat them like single celled organisms, but they were built like a brick. My book is dumb as a brick. It is not convenient. It won't fade into the background of your day. It wont log your ID. It is the cousin of the phonebook in size and weight. A thick, brick-like, dumb object.
8.5 x 11 inches
Black and White