Selina Román (American, b. 1978)
Revelations in Purgatory No. 1, 2013
Noelle Mason (American, b. 1977)
Florida Ave. (After Wrong), 2013
Artists Noelle Mason and Selina Román, collaborated on this image. While both were inspired by the painted building's landscape, each found different meanings and titles for their respective image.
Mason pays homage to artist John Baldessari, who in 1967 photographed himself with a tree coming out of his head (in photography, a huge blunder) that was part of his conceptual series, Wrong.
For Román, the absurdity of a faux tropical landscape surrounded by concrete is a "revelation in purgatory” - that moment when the beautiful and strange coalesce in an oft-reviled place.