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Abjad Sculptures


Project type:

Sculpture, typography

A solo exhibition of large wooden letterforms based on linguistic research, this alphabet visualizes the way that single phonemes became represented through written language. One sound begins as a pictogram, evolving into Phoenician, and splitting into Arabic (through Aramaic and Nabatean) and Roman (through Etruscan and Greek) letterforms. The letters' parallel construction unites the two paths in temporal order, creating shapes that tell a history.

My sculpture proposal won funding from the Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award, and over two months I built the series of oversized letterforms. The show ran from March to August 2014.

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