This painting, part of a series by the artist, depicts a figure caught in the act of writing as their thoughts visibly surround them. Different images cascade through the figure's mind, including their hands, the book they are writing in, and even their own place in time and space. Roesing's work frequently explores the creation of linguistic meaning in compositions that draw from the layout of informatics. The artist's slightly cartoonish figures verge on abstraction with their extended limbs and bizarre faces.
David Roesing's pastel-colored paintings employ layouts drawn from informatics to transform everyday scenes evocative of stock images. The artist's slightly cartoonish figures verge on abstraction with their extended limbs and bizarre faces. When Roesing incorporates language, he uses it like an object—part of the artist's exploration of both manufacturing and linguistic meaning.