Selected Words

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“Selected Words”; Vinyl lettering; Seven glass panels;10’H x 5’W each

This project was the result of a collaboration with a group of five students from Sir Francis Drake High School in San Rafael California. In this piece, all aspects of the form, content, and context grew out of a dialogue between the students and myself.

The project consisted of reproducing seven quotations relating to the themes of knowledge, thinking and learning on the windows of the San Rafael Public Library. We approached each quotation as an individual design element, manipulating the form and shape of the letters in order to emphasize certain aspects of the quotation’ s content in a poetic way, while making the viewer more aware of the very act and process of reading. In this way, we sought to create a work which exposed several layers of meaning and reference at one time.