Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Metamorphosis


In the course of time letters underwent many stages of progression towards the forms currently known. Why not suggest organic origin and, in this case, amphibious derivation?

 For "Evolution of Type, Exhibit 17 and 19" I fell back on my earlier print "Evolution of Type, Fig. 1-6", where I charted up the idea of a "metamorphing" letter A. The goal now was to sculpture this evolutionary process in a way a museum would display it. I created several stages of letter evolution from wood, twigs, dry leaves, paper and polymer clay and cast them in clear resin blocks. The results are two "fontological" showpieces. See detailed images.







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