Saturday, November 07, 2009

Typography Sculpture by Ebon Heath


Brooklyn based artist Ebon Heath creates complex mobiles made out of beautiful jumbles of letters and words. His typographic sculptures free text from the confines of 2D space and where it can engage with the larger physical environment.

Heath explains one view of his work:

The structures are a physical representation of our language as object. This “visual noise” permeates all aspects of modern culture, especially urban living. From the signs, billboards, stores, and t-shirts that yell with type for attention as you walk down any high street. All the audio and verbal noise, from music we plug our ears with to the din of countless conversations, screams and whispers. With new media of texting, online, and transmitted technology there is even invisible noise silent to the eye surrounding us all. It is this cozy womb of information, data, or chorus of cacophony that my mobiles hope to represent as well as reveal. Making the invisible visible.

[via illusion.scene360]

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