Word Based Art
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl and paint on frosted glass
Helping Make America Great Again
2017
vinyl and paint on frosted glass

Walter Kopec Word Based Art ink and paint on photograph paper, mounted on mirror
Hangman 1 [SEE NO EVIL]
2017
ink and paint on photograph paper, mounted on mirror

from a series
Walter Kopec Word Based Art ink and paint on photograph paper, mounted on mirror
Hangman (SEE, HEAR, SPEAK NO EVIL]
2017
ink and paint on photograph paper, mounted on mirror
Walter Kopec Word Based Art plastic on mirror
It's So Free, It's So Easy
2017
plastic on mirror
Walter Kopec Word Based Art plastic on mirror
What in God's Name Could Possibly Go RAWng?
2016
plastic on mirror
Walter Kopec Word Based Art plastic on mirror
The End of the Affair Was A Bitter Pill to Swallow
2016
plastic on mirror
Walter Kopec Word Based Art acrylic on laser print
Intelligent Design
2013
acrylic on laser print
Walter Kopec Word Based Art paper
Skin Deep (BEAUTY)
2011
paper
21.5" x 29.5" x 1.5"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art paint on Sintra
Screamer (YELLOWEDLY)
2011
paint on Sintra
15" x 67" x 1.75"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art mirrored plexiglass
You Can't Always Get What You Want: NEED/WANT
2011
mirrored plexiglass
44" x 20" x 2" (2 pieces); 24" x 36" x 2" (2 pieces)
Walter Kopec Word Based Art paint on board
Enough Already!
2011
paint on board
12" x 36"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art felt, glass
LEFT FELT OUT
2005
felt, glass
19" x 42.5"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art synthetic materials on Sintra
LIFELIKE
2011
synthetic materials on Sintra
57" x 27" x 1.5"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art synthetic materials on Sintra
LIFELIKE (detail)
2011
synthetic materials on Sintra
57" x 27" x 1.5"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art 	wired, strung out, varnished beef by-products and filler
All That I Have to Offer (Resume)
2010
wired, strung out, varnished beef by-products and filler
16" x 37" x 3"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl on mirror, wood
The Role of A Lifetime
2011
vinyl on mirror, wood
5.75" x 100" x 1"

And so, you re
and you re
and you re
and you re
and you re
and you re
and suddenly, the

goes away

hearse
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl on mirror, wood
The Role of A Lifetime (detail)
2011
vinyl on mirror, wood
5.75" x 100" x 1"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art nail polish, guaze, mirror
F[ACHE]
2008
nail polish, guaze, mirror
16" x 48"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl on board, elastic
The Fruits of My Labor – (Perhaps a Joke is in Order)
2011
vinyl on board, elastic
61" x 47.5" (variable)
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl
DOWN side UP
2011
vinyl
111" x 24" (variable)
Walter Kopec Word Based Art paint on canvas
The Regurgitation of Unquestioned Beliefs Creates Its Own Tiny Minds (Its Elf)
2011
paint on canvas
24" x 24" x 2.5"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art polyester
WAR RANT TEASE
2009
polyester
39" x 66"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art varnish on plexiglass, leather, steel, plastic
Suit/Case
varnish on plexiglass, leather, steel, plastic
21" x 24" x 1.5" (each) – (variable)

Suit/Case alludes to the insistence [or not] of memory. It "was" what you "saw," you "saw" what it "was" defines itself as a shadow-play that changes on the wall as the viewer moves or as the illumination changes it’s relative position or brighter/dimmer. The two panels represent either lens or screens with handles to carry the illusions of what one "saw" as well as what it "was" and set the stage for the arguments in explanations of memory that states the case of what one "saw" to suit the need of what "was."
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl on glass
Conversation Piece #1 (INTEND/EDIT)
vinyl on glass
19" x 19"; 36" x 19"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl on glass
Conversation Piece #2 (INDEED/DENIED)
vinyl on glass
19" x 19"; 36" x 19"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art vinyl, cloth
On My Honor [CAMOUFLAGED]
vinyl, cloth
15" x 72" x 1.5"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art elastic, pushpins
Waistband for a Glutton for Punishment
2008
elastic, pushpins
50" x 40" variable
Walter Kopec Word Based Art wire coat hangers
Abhorshun
2002
wire coat hangers
variable
Walter Kopec Word Based Art sintra
Contention
2002
sintra
21.5" x 29.5" x 1.5"

You do it your way, I’ll do it mine... stretched out like the taffy-pull of a good argument, the bone-like configurations of Contention suggest the deep-marrow human desire, need
and struggle for personal identity and self-expression.
Walter Kopec Word Based Art plastic, foam, chocolate covered candies
Sweet Little Nothings
2003
plastic, foam, chocolate covered candies

Sweet Little Nothings, those “sugary scrumptious, bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one, oh, go ahead have another” lays the groundwork for the basis of advertising and marketing, and the schemes inherent in getting a fool to part with his/her money. That “MMMMMMMMMM good...’ness” that turns “coerce” into “commerce.”
Walter Kopec Word Based Art felt, bookbinder's cloth
Unwholey Alliance (Banner)
2005
felt, bookbinder's cloth
144" x 82"

“We need a common enemy to unite us” is a quotation attributed to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Unwholely Alliances speaks code-like and in banner-like proclamation, to the substantively elusive yet assertive tone that inserts itself into political dialogue. The first twenty-five letterforms in the quotation have been cut symmetrically in half, spread horizontally or vertically apart, and attached to one of the fifty states from a dissected map of the United States. Each half letter-form/state combination was attributed either the color red or blue representing the divisive shorthand of political convenience used by politicians and pundits. With puzzling perplexity and riddle-like complication, the quote, originally meant as a call-to-action to bolster the “coalition of the willing,” might as well ask “What will bind us together... as a country, as a people, as a world?”... and “just exactly who is that enemy?”
Walter Kopec Word Based Art felt, bookbinder's cloth
Unwholey Alliance (Banner) [detail]
2005
felt, bookbinder's cloth
144" x 82"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art paper
Little White Lie
2002
paper
28.5" x 28.5" x 2.5" (framed)

Those pesky flashes of admission/non-admission that tweak us as we try to go about our business without worry, without care; like those tests they give for color-blindness, out of black and white quibble — a hazy shade of grey and shadow... the limitless definition of the Little White Lie.
Walter Kopec Word Based Art paint on paper
All That I Have to Offer (MY/TH)
2000
paint on paper
21" x 24"
Walter Kopec Word Based Art ink, vinyl, vellum, paper
Luck of the Draw
ink, vinyl, vellum, paper
30" x 24"
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