Fair Warning, 2012 Focusing on ads featuring African-American women in particular, Thomas removes logos, text and the product in question (there is not a cigarette to be found) from the advertisements. Stylish, free-spirited confident women strike a myriad of poses. Their nonchalant hand gestures, sans cigarettes, appear almost natural, as if the women are using a feminist sign language to communicate the key to their implied shared success and fabulousness. Thomas juxtaposes these images with snippets of original ad text: "Believe it," "Definitely," and "It Shows." By repurposing images and text and reconfiguring them in stark compositions, Thomas uses the rote repetition of a romanticized body in space. Thomas's reductive tactics uncover the absurdity of the ad makers' empty emphasis on fashion and the body, and the resultant images, while compelling, seem almost entirely devoid of meaning. The only left for combustion is the lithe female body.