When I started drawing letterforms, I was looking at actual, three-dimensional sign lettering, salvaged from building demolitions and sold as scrap bronze and aluminum out of context from whatever the letters once signified. Looking at the letters as a simple still-life, I became interested in the proportional relationships between parts of a letter and the whole, and the rhythms found among the different forms as they appeared in arrangement. Later on, I saw that arranging these letters produced what could be seen as new and unusual words, a lost language of invocations and Incantations. Recent works repeat letters, creating new forms and rythms, and the latest works in this series are drawn from type samples, on their characteristic blocky support, and having so few samples to draw, I imagine other letterforms based on the one example I have in my possession.
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