I Miss You

I Miss You

Five things I love about this sign:

1.  It blows up a private sentiment to billboard scale.

2.  It invites you to imagine stories about “you” and “I.”

3.  Its zigzagging ribbons have the kinetic elegance of a spiderweb.

4.  It’s soul-baring yet anonymous.

5.  It’s gradually unravelling, like a less and less potent emotion.

If it’s still there in the winter, I’ll photograph it again.


2 Responses to “I Miss You”

  1. Ken Says:

    Also that it is unfinished. Why? Chased away. Ran out of pink ribbon. Or maybe the person they missed came back.

  2. torontotype Says:

    Ken, thanks for the speculations! Very imaginative. That’s what I enjoy about this sign: it encourages you to invent.

    Anyone else have stories about this sign?

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