When a person speaks they drive lung fulls of air through disruptive muscles that vibrate the flowing air before it moves in an open space. Language on a page, however, is generally static.
Meaning, most people would have us read against the text rather than into it.
Because letters in English are only phonetic signifiers, which in no consistent way relate to their sounds, neither speech (an object in the all-being type of way) or the object to which they refer, written language actually doesn’t say a thing. Usually…
This slideshow is the result of two weeks of continuous writing on layered paper. It was an exercise in writing, forgetting, continuing, and exploring with no inhibitions. Only the final layer is accessible today, leaving the previous six layers forgotten except for their photographs of completed boards.
This piece is a result of completion of the larger Windows project.
The thought of writing with similar visual restrictions appealed to me for months after finishing the day in day out process. Being busy with a fall semester warm-up I needed to make the windows project smaller. Also, feeling very fancy in grad school, I thought I should make it look like it belongs in an art studio.
I put it on black paper and used art store black tape to bring about the effect of it being for an assignment from some austere reveree.
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