Five Towers (Maldive, Georgian I, Coptic, Glagolitic, and Georgian II)
13″ wide x 39″ high x 12″ deep | 33 cm wide x 99 cm high x 30 cm deep
13″ wide x 33″ high x 9″ deep | 33 cm wide x 84 cm high x 23 cm deep
8″ wide x 24″ high x 6.5″ deep | 20 cm wide x 61 cm high x 16.5 cm deep
13″ wide x 31″ high x 13″ deep | 33 cm wide x 79 cm high x 33 cm deep
24″ wide x 37″ high x 18″ deep | 61 cm wide x 94 cm high x 46 cm deep
Media all: paper, acrylic paint, varnish, museum board, wood
Each tower is comprised of forms that are derived from extinct alphabets. I trace and make templates of the letters, and then accumulate and arrange the individual paper pieces to create multi-leveled landscapes. I see the work as a way of interpreting type architecturally, creating physical environments that exploit the beauty and intricacy of each letter’s formal qualities, whether geometric or calligraphic. The idea of creating “monuments” based on the lost remnants of culture also adds a tinge of absurdity. But ultimately, these towers present a personal, utopian architecture through melding the decorative and sculptural.