Conceptual Explorations In Physical Typography (Part 1)
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    "Because I Asked" is a series of material explorations in typography. The raw text material derives from answers to two prompts: What do you beli… Read More
    "Because I Asked" is a series of material explorations in typography. The raw text material derives from answers to two prompts: What do you believe? and What do you know? Material and type are actively manipulated to achieve emotional affect. Read Less
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        My Fine Arts Thesis is an investigation of the ways we negotiate knowledge, ideology, and belief within a society that deters their thorough consideration. 

      With these concepts in mind, I confronted individuals with the questions "What do you know?" and "What do you believe?" Some were individuals that I knew closely (though still without great knowledge of the plausible answers to these questions.) Some answered the questions (via email) as indirect contacts. These questions are purposefully broad and daunting. The very way that different people access the questions reveals their unique mentality and value-system. 

      The responses are typographically translated into material revelation and declaration. The diversity and delicacy of the responses are reflected in the use of eclectic materials that blur the line between text and object. 
Gush Etzion, 4-ply Matboard, 30" x 30" 2010


Confrontation, Ink, Varnish, Hosho Paper. Dimensions Variable, 2009-2010


Intolerable (Part 2), Etched Glass: Shattered, 36"x 48," 2010
I Can't, Galvanized Steel Wire, 2010
It's not what you know, Letterpress on card stock, 2010