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26 Years

This installation is an investigation through the English alphabet. First, I created 5 large drawings all focusing on one letter, once the drawings were finished a written reflection of the letter was made. That process continued until all twenty six letters were accounted for, resulting in 130 drawings. I transposed them into the smaller grey pieces, creating twenty six new drawings based on both the older drawings and the language written about them. Both the alphabet and myself shared something, that being the number twenty six which was my age at the time of it’s completion.

26 Years

This is a detail of the transposed drawings and their corresponding letter poem.

Living In Letters

Working with the alphabet, I created a series of drawings for each letter. I recorded the making of each drawing and ran those recordings through Max MSP. In the installation the space was mapped and each letter made the sound of their creation when a person walked or stood in front of the piece.

Living In Letters

Working with the alphabet, I created a series of drawings for each letter. I recorded the making of each drawing and ran those recordings through Max MSP. In the installation the space was mapped and each letter made the sound of their creation when a person walked or stood in front of the piece.

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About Maren

Baltimore City

Maren Henson is an artist living in Baltimore, Maryland, currently working toward her Masters in Fine Arts from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA. 

26 Years

This installation is an investigation through the English alphabet. First, I created 5 large drawings all focusing on one letter, once the drawings were finished a written reflection of the letter was made. That process continued until all twenty six letters were accounted for, resulting in 130 drawings. I transposed them into the smaller grey pieces, creating twenty six new drawings based on both the older drawings and the language written about them. Both the alphabet and myself shared something, that being the number twenty six which was my age at the time of it’s completion. I went through each drawing and created autobiographical plinths to connect myself with each letter.

Living In Letters

Working with the alphabet, I created a series of drawings for each letter. I recorded the making of each drawing and ran those recordings through Max MSP. In the installation the space was mapped and each letter made the sound of their creation when a person walked or stood in front of the piece.

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