In my current role as an artist, I shape text in creative ways to bring delight and contemplation.
This dichotomy sets me on a lifelong design quest.
As a communications coordinator at the University of Toronto, I was a wordsmith and loved bringing order to wayward texts to clarify their meaning.
Now, as a mixed media artist, I experiment with paint and design handmade books, sharing what I discover by teaching art workshops.
I am not a traditional scribe, but I value the legacy of letters.
My preference is for modern lettering that pushes the limits of letterforms. The “letters” become a design element. They may or may not be legible or discernable.
I enjoy crafting text so that the identity of the individual elements is not immediately evident, but upon closer examination may reveal their meaning. I love creating opportunities for those delightful “aha” moments for viewers when meaning dawns.
That is the quest.