IntroductionChapter Images

Aeolus is a chapter about words and politics. It is also a chapter about lungs and winds. As an homage to these various inspirations, I will break the words down into letters and make each of these the pixels for my illustrations. In the style of Federico Pietrella, I will create images from the chapter by stamping letters into shapes. I may also, like Carl Andre, use a letterpress to make concrete poems that speak to the politics of the chapter. To me, politics suggest a kind of geometric abstraction, implying an obstinacy to remain "within party lines"; where people's opinions whether round, square or octagonal are contained and sometimes absolute.