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MODULES FOR THE RECTILINEAR WORLD
2019, 12" x 16"
The series “Modules for the Rectilinear World” uses rectilinearity as a metaphor for the human-built/engineered/mechanical world. The modules are constructed from scrap wood generated in the production of wood printing type--wood that had undergone a partial transformation through industrial processes. Most of the type wood scraps are rectangular, but a few hold the traces of trees’ natural shape in their irregular edges. From the shapes collectively, a visual language emerges speaking of nature and culture simultaneously. Once assembled, most of the modules suggested particular ways they should be set up and printed within the grid-oriented mechanical structure of letterpress printing machinery. The compositions in the printed pieces respond to these suggestions so that the printing process echoed the structured quality of the rectilinear, human-built world and the mechanical character of letterpress printing machinery. To date, there are 12 pieces in the series, each printed in an edition of four on 175-gsm Somerset Book paper using a Vandercook No. 4 proofing press.
BLASTING PATTERN PRINT
2018, 11" x 14"
This is a typographical rendering of a blasting pattern diagram from testing of the blasting agent RXL-397 at the Centennial No. 6 mine, Calumet, Michigan, June 26, 1968. The form was composed of lead type bullet points, hand set lead type, wood type wood fragments, and lead rule and letterpress printed on Strathmore Impress paper using a Vandercook No. 4 Proofing Edition of 18.
Text: Monotype News Gothic
2015, 6" x 9"
An exhortation to surf set up in wood and lead type. Letterpress printed onto French's Blue Raspberry Poptone on a Chandler & Price Old Style jobbing press.
Wood Type: Alternate Gothic
Lead Type: Morris Romanized Black