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Maxwell G. Hyett

BFA 2015

He looked at his soul through a telescope

plexiglass, 2015, 13.5"w x 6.75"h x 3"d

In my work I play with text, layering words one on top of another. I begin with one word and overlay it with similar terms, which are primarily taken from thesauri, occasionally working from larger bodies of text such as myths and academic papers. The layered text takes on physical form in various materials that I dig into, excavating and extracting the form to bring to mind the way we chip, scratch, dig, cut and peel away the surface of text to internalize and understand the knowledge stored within text.

Maxwell G. Hyett
 - He looked at his soul through a telescope

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