Stitching Paper

The project that never ends. And has still not ended.

I began lettering in the spring of 2019 on a long roll of tracing paper. After receiving ANOTHER email, I began to letter all the emails an individual has sent me after I asked them to stop contacting me 5 years ago.

When complete, it didn’t feel done. It felt too clean, the words too crisp and the meaning both blunt and out of context.

I started to sample and stitch. This project is not forgiving materially… If i had known I would stitch by hand on this work, I would have selected a more robust paper to write on. I did a series of samples to understand the aesthetic and effect I would like to create. The paper and lettering are continuous, so any errors in construction would be permanent. This is a long haul of a project, I am one year in and still have half the journey ahead.

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