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Jill Rowan

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2009, White stoneware, 15.5"w x 63"h

In distorting letters and numbers both English and Arabic, the notions of language and miscommunication are prevalent in my work, as I transformed an abstracted two-dimensional drawing further by generating three-dimensional forms. With the layering and overlapping of clay letters and characters as well as using Arabic letters to create English words, I was able to transform the typeface into a form of signage. I question my efforts of rendering and distorting type, because individuality in a typeface slows a reader down, but this frustration will support the idea of problems of communication.

Jill Rowan - Please Quit

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