Timothy Palmer, a satirist, created two series of works during his time at the Workspace program. In his cryptoneolithic Cave of Money, Palmer draws a witty cartoon by pushing colored paper pulp into a neoprene stencil. After pressing and drying, the neoprene is peeled off, leaving the “drawn” line in relief. The resulting image resembles a painting that may be found at Lascaux. A second series titled, Gods Workshirt presents the would be top half of a service station coverall worn by God. Down the face of the shirt, where buttons would normally be, a Ying Yang, Cross, Islamic Star, Star of David, and Buddha appear. The last two images are of a light bulb and a globe. Make what you want of the images and their composition but the title does not deceive. Like the gas station attendant who services your car, this is the work shirt of God and displays all of the available suppliers.
Workspace Program artist-in-residence 1992