Dear Mom [articulated build-up]
typewritter, wax, plaster, oak, muslin
In Dear Mom [articulated build-up], additive manipulation of the typewriter reflects a precarious and bizarre nature of the articulation of one’s sentiments to a loved one. Relational history is visualized as slow and natural accumulation, complicating the usage of the writing tool and obstructing the view of the written.
The fabric remnant with typed text reads “Dear Mom” over and over again, interspersed with fragmented false starts to letters, intimate thoughts about growing up and being honest, and stream of consciousness prose. Formatted to resemble graphs of personality-type test results, the scroll gives a sense of compulsiveness and contemplation.