Installation of found paper cuts | Largest cut letter sculpture measures 6’ tall
Through the transformative process of creating a physical structure from the naturally two-dimensional material of printed-paper I push the boundaries between image, text, object, structure, language, and meaning. The result is a playful and odd representation of drawing in three-dimensional space.
In this work I investigate the structure surrounding language in image and text. Written text is bound by particular structures such as grammar, and the physical construction of letterforms. Language functions as a political and social structure within society. Images are culturally inscribed as a form of language dependent on context.
My focus of this installation is on uncovering where symbol and connotation collide. Is it possible to remove meaning from a word, to view the letterforms as pure symbol rather than connotation? And conversely, is it possible to read an arbitrary image with heavy connotation regardless of context?
page A2, articles of the Syrian Crisis