Letterpress
Canvas
Fiber

Metal type
Wood type
Everything I Never Told You (EINTY) is a series of work inspired by experimentation with material. On several trips to the Ozark mountains, I gathered wool from two female shepherds. I was really interested in the raw materails that I was able to acquire through this journey. Fiber for me became an analogy for experience. Twisted fibers that make rope were one of the first technologies developed by humans. Later, fiber inspired the creation of looms which were the precursors to the technology of computers. Fascinated by this history, I gathered fibers that were hand treated and colored using plants and I used my gatherings to create a canvas for printing.

The resulting work relies on communication through abstraction, examining the inherent meaning of material, it's relationship to semiotics of image and the content of typographic form. Typefaces such as Balloon, a brush script typeface designed in 1939 that was commonly used for display purposes, are printed on canvas using wood type letterpress printing. By juxtaposing the hand-treated fiber with typographic form, I draw connections between language and material, labor and landscape, and the cultural production of value and meaning.

2018