Type is typically viewed in a 2D, flat, submissive form with the main function of communication. I was drawn to investigate the alternative ways to explore type in a three dimensional realm; to show it as an art form – stripped from its intended function.
My process began by creating a pixelated typeface using a 3×3 grid, answering the question, “What’s the simplest, yet still functioning form of type?” I then experimented with using type on and with various mediums… I stripped it down, cut it up, carved it, stamped it, sculpted it, and even used time as a medium. Over the course of 6 months, I studied and immersed myself with typographic experiments. Is it readable? Can it be a product of art, design, and both? How can be it active? Can it be multiple things at once? Can it serve more than one purpose?
These sculptures are the product of my typographic studies. Above & Below.