calligraphy, lettering, type design, letter carving, sign writing, pixel pushing, etc


This piece explores the question, 'but is it calligraphy,' a question frequently asked by viewers at calligraphy exhibits when they see something that's more abstract or non-traditional. I like to think of letterforms as shapes with which we use to communicate, and I like to explore the question of what actually makes a letter a letter. Is it the 'positive' drawn line, or the 'negative' space inside and around the letter? This pieces acknowledges the interesting negative spaces by using color and dissecting lines to highlight those areas.