Artist: Martha Deed
Country: UNITED STATES
Medium: Electronic Animated
Artist Statement: Wife's
Statement is one of three erasures submitted
here to show what happens when truth is erased
as the murder confession is processed through
the criminal justice system. John's Statement and Justice
Erased complete the cycle.
L. Deed is a poet (SHAMPOO, The Awakenings
Review, Miller's Pond Online - forthcoming),
writer and psychologist.
Niss, who collaborated with Deed on the
design and execution of this project, is
a web artist with numerous online credits(Attic,
Bannerarts, Word Circuits, Rhizome/Hyperrhiz)
and poet (The Buffalo News, Beehive, MAG).
A member of Webartery, she has created
her own website: www.sporkworld.org.
Artist Tools: Original Text is page 6
of Annette Montstream's signed police statement. Here
she describes her role in causing her husband's death.
The erasure represents the wife's attitude as she testified
in three trials about her confession. The overlays
are designed to illustrate the crime. I collaborated
with the Montstream family on this piece and used Photoshop,
Fireworks MX, Flash MX and Dreamweaver MX to create
Date Entered: 2/28/2003 7:22:48 PM
Text Version: Statement I have the right
to do anything I want. Anything I say will be given
to me. I have been wanting John dead. I knew where
he was. I am sorry. This truth is a crime. The facts
are true I have been told that swearing can make me