Nauman is known to be a contemporary artist ranging in media including sculpture, photography, neon and video makings. Much of his work is characterized by an fasination in language, often manifesting itself in a playful, mischievous manner. For instance, the neon Run From Fear- Fun From Rear, or the photograph Bound To Fail, which literalizes the title phrase and shows the artist's arms tied behind his back. However, there are serious concerns at the heart of his practice. He seems to be moved by the nature of communication and language's inherent problems, as well as the role of the artist as supposed communicator and manipulator of visual symbols.