In an age when text is both ubiquitous and utterly ephemeral – cf. emails, Twitter and SMS messaging – artist Annie Vought seeks to reclaim the importance of the “tangible handwritten letter.” She enlarges written documents she has found, received or written herself and, with a very sharp knife and a lot of time, cuts Paper away from the handwriting to create impossibly fragile-looking text meshes.
“In these Paper cutouts, I focus on the text, structure, and emotion of the letter in an elaborate investigation into the properties of writing and expression. Penmanship, word choice, and spelling all contribute to possible narratives about who that person is and what they are like. My recreating the letters is an extended concentration on peoples’ inner lives and the ways they express their thoughts through writing.”
See more of Annie Vought’s work here.