Beyond Words

This paragraph of text is a message, a vehicle for verbal communication. But it is also a series of marks on a page, or — for virtual readers — a pattern of light on a screen. Text is so ubiquitous, and our habit of deciphering it for verbal content so ingrained, that we often fail to appreciate it as a visual object in its own right. By isolating letters, letter-fragments, and other forms evocative of text, I want to redirect the viewer’s attention to the intrinsic beauty and expressiveness of text itself.

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