Last summer my Shakespeare troop asked me to create a new logo for them. What I did was recreate a portrait of The Bard using his words to make his face. He is made entirely out of the names of his characters and his play titles. In the end this was the finished project:
Not only did my producers love this (I gave them the original) but so did everyone else who I showed it to. This led to an idea for my latest on going project. I call it A Thousand Words. Basically the main idea of this project steams from the fact that words hold power. They can influence nations to band together or destroy each other. A person’s words live on even after they have died. So far I’ve do Maya Angelou, Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Now the really exciting part of this project is that I entered the images that I so far had in a contest for a seminar that was happening on campus. The topic was, “What makes us Human?” They were looking for some media and fine art related works to the topic. The winners would be invited to talk at the seminar and receive $100. Wouldn’t you know it, I won! Not only that but I’ve also started selling some custom made Thousand Words and people seem to really like them.
While I am going to continue on this project, I feel that my next one is going to be a little bit darker than my others.