OK, You’ve just read four pairs of lines. The first line in each pair is different. Those words suggest a particular place. They describe being away from that place, beneath it, all over it or above it. All of the second lines say “Here There and Everywhere,” which is the name of this work. These words suggest places that could be anywhere!
Artist Lawrence Weiner chooses special words or sentences that he puts together, almost like a poem. The words make you think of different things, like art, objects, places, or an idea.
This artwork is made out of letters in vinyl, which is a plastic that sometimes has adhesive—or sticky stuff—on one side so that it can be stuck to different surfaces.
Weiner’s art has appeared in different places, such as books, posters, films, stickers, on windows, and even on the outside of buildings. If you could put these words somewhere else, where would you put them? Why would you put them there?