Texture and volume of objects can evoke positive or negative emotions. After touching various objects, I translated my experience into one word. The word have positive or negative connotation. I graded these words from zero to ten — zero being the most negative connotation the word carries and ten being the most positive one. To visually demonstrate the negative and positive connotation of the words, I folded the strips of paper to right or left. Translating the three-dimensional poster into two-dimensional photographs emphasizes what is lost and gained through this process. The form I used is inspired by the tactile quality of the Braille language. The embossments encourage the viewer to feel the surface of the poster.
MFA Candidate All Media Exhibition, Gallery 101, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University
Paper and digital print / 2015