I am exploring the use of reproduction as a tool—altering and transforming my work to generate formal and conceptual divergences. For this work, three-dimensional letterforms became two-dimensional pixels on a screen. Once in digital form, I created animations that move through a series of letterform combinations.
This work began with an interest in connection between the grid and modernism. In a 1979 paper, Rosalind Krauss, describes the grid as being ‘antinatural’ by saying ‘‘the grid is what art looks like when it turns its back on nature. In the flatness that results from its coordinates, the grid is the means of crowding out the dimensions of the real and replacing them with the lateral spread of a single surface.’’ Antinatural is a collection of letterforms created by removing sections of a plastic mesh canvas. For this work, I wanted to challenge the ‘flatness’ that Krauss refers to by building depth from the voids created from layering multiple letters.
Plastic Canvas [6 in x 6 in]
Animated GIF [1000px x 1351px]