_/^^y,.;\____/MN|]....-|\___/>y<\_-\_ is an abstract exploration into landscape through typographic means.
When one views a word it is easy to relate it to a landscape. It has peaks and valleys and cliffs that the eye traverses deriving phonetics along the way, adding meaning as it is included into sentences and paragraphs. Essential to reading language, we rely on this characteristic of typography to quickly and efficiently optically absorb large quantities of information. One can create entire environments contained within the paragraph structure, using words to metaphorically paint a picture. What if we used paragraphs, sentences, words and letters to literally paint as with the strokes of a brush? Drawing from sources of text as diverse as Orson Wells 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, Sun Tzus The Art of War, and the largely comedic website www.overheardinnewyork.com, I have composed a series of pieces that have abstracted the idea of what a landscape can be visually and aesthetically, using the text as brushstrokes in full color digital prints.