"Signs of Materiality" contemplates the definitive nature of "the object" as a presence in and of itself while questioning the spectators' tendency to read all art as representational, symbolic or referential. I want to produce objects that are brutally direct and specific. This work questions notions of "meaning" and "story-telling" by making it evident that it is the viewer who constructs and attaches meaning and narrative to the work in their own arbitrary manner. Materiality is the result of my on-going exploration of the origin of language and the nature of human communications in the context of the built environment. These compositions are both "familiar" as well as shamelessly abstract and disconnected. The work is inspired by automatic poetry, industrialism, brutalist architecture and my own commercial design practice.