I DON’T KNOW
This piece was part of an exploration into a fear of authorship. As a design student and researcher in a Trump-era political, cultural, and social climate, I became paralyzed with both my need to say something and the reality that words would never be enough. While this piece is the first composed of words after an almost 6 month hiatus, the sentiment communicates more through its construction in physical space and the documentation of it’s unravelling through a time-lapse video.
This series explores opposite relationships through positive and negative space, light and shadow, reflection and density, and pieces of a whole. The spaces composing the letterforms were created by sprinkling glitter particles around hand-cut stencils and carefully removing the stencils afterward. The exercise was intentionally fast and imperfect to reveal the natural behavior of the glitter as a design substance.