A Split Second of Humanity (Phase 1)
As my practice is predominantly made up of drawing with intricate marks, I am always fascinated to explore new ways of mark making and new shapes to include in my repetitive processes.
For this project I decided to take a piece of text I had written in an old sketchbook and use tiny handwriting to repetitively reproduce this. Written on soft almost fabric like paper, the mostly illegible words make their way over and around creases, skewing the sentences further. The size and display distorts the text from its usual primary function; as a means of communication. The written language's new objective as a visual art form.
The words make up a repetitive paragraph of thoughts, the piece both revealing and hiding this inner dialogue.
I really enjoyed exhibiting this piece in Art+Text exhibition, curated by Sveta Antonova and Kelly O'Brien, alongside some really fascinating pieces involving text. I think the use of wording within art adds another layer. Even if the viewer cannot reach an understanding of the words, having undiscoverable information locked in to the piece adds a curiosity and encourages the viewer to attempt to uncover it.
By putting this paragraph of inner dialogue on display, the piece shows a very human contradiction - a desire to both reveal and hide our thoughts.