A bright patch of abstract colour that contains a darker tale.
This piece is a hand printed mosaic of single letters that tells a fragment of story.
I had bought the pre-inked children's letter stamps thinking that I would find a way to use them.
One day, I imagined them in a rectangular matrix that would read like an abstract painting from a distance. On closer inspection, a story would emerge.
The grown-up life experience in the story contrasts with the bright colours of the lettering to add an emotional tension.
I love stories of everyday experience, whether fictional or lived, as they are a little window into the sort of things we all share. This is what brings us together as human beings.
As there were no lower-case letters or punctuations in the set, I thought the effect would be greater if I left out the spaces too.
The bonus from these parameters was that the story became more difficult to read, involving the viewer in a different way and changing their time frame. Also, I was happy to adjust the line count and content so that the story finished mid word, allowing the viewer to come up with their own 'what happens next....'
Personally, I also enjoy just letting my eye roam over the surface, seeing different, sometimes unintended words, rise up off the sheet in an abstract sequence.
The paper size is A3 and the stock is heavy-weight multi-media.
Supplied in an inexpensive frame, more for safe postage than permanent display.
Stamp ink, composition unknown.