I DONT GET LOST
I DON'T GET LOST
100cm x 70cm
For the final print in his Facsimiles series, Fringe continues his exploration of the visual codes and symbols associated with childhood.
In the year-long rollout, of one print a month, he has extended his ambivalent relationship with childish dramas. Toys, treats and tributes have been central to the visual narratives he has expanded upon.
Now, in the final print, produced on found paper, Fringe works through the suggestion that childhood is a time of giving and receiving. The sickly sweet, moulded ice cream forms the visual basis of the composition.
In the final print it is raining frozen treats. They're coming from every side. The children are hysterical as they holler: 'I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!'
But in the deluge the artist finds himself, with the assuring text: 'I don't get lost.' They are the last words in a year of messages.