I study different peoples' handwriting samples in search of a relative sameness among them. This sameness is simultaneously reflected in the variation and consistency of each hand-written word or phrase. I find that as ones temperament and appearance varies from day to day, so do ones thoughts and actions. Since handwriting is in essence a trace of ones thoughts through action, it gives us a visual record of a persons state of mind as he wrote.
In The Seven Words Series, my latest body of work, I examine the growing acceptance of vulgarity as expressed in our actions and our language in popular American culture. Being someone who doesnt swear naturally, I find the language of George Carlins Seven Words You Cant Say on Television to be more than a little jarring. My work with these words is an exercise in stepping out of my comfort zone and experiencing the world differently by doing something as simple and cathartic as cursing.