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Support

the base supports the. the top supports the. this tree doesn't work.

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.

Uncouple:Silence

I have pulled apart each letter of the sentence in order to expose the essence of the individual sentences.

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About Maren

Baltimore City

Maren Henson encodes the aural, visual, and personal aspects of language with paper, charcoal, and sound elements. Her interest in these materials appear throughout her work starting at the University of North Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing in 2014. She received her Master of Fine Art degree in the Mount Royal School of Multidisciplinary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Maren has exhibited work in Texas, Maryland, and California she currently works... more

Support

the base supports the.
the top supports the.
this tree doesn't work.

  • Support

    the base supports the. the top supports the. this three doesn't work.

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.

The Meeting of A and B

The letter A and the letter B meet and converse for the first time. The audio is from their written sounds mimicked by a human voice.

  • Meeting of A and B

    The letter A and the letter B meet and converse for the first time. The audio is from their written sounds mimicked by a human voice.

Origins

Origins is a drawing made with graphite and paint on a wall. It is a gesture of the embodied letters A and B through my shadow. The short statement on the wall is melded in with the graphite shadows and is made as a transmission from the letters themselves, discussing their origin, usage and forced hierarchical stature.

  • Origin:A (Detail)

    A sign used to rest on its side their foundation has been raised but was once lowered closed with horns
  • Origin:A

    A sign used to rest on its side their foundation has been raised but was once lowered closed with horns
  • Origin:A (Detail)

    A sign used to rest on its side their foundation has been raised but was once lowered closed with horns
  • Origin:B

    Based in a floor plan a home was meant to be built rounded edges open when spoken
  • Origin:B (Detail)

    Based in a floor plan a home was meant to be built rounded edges open when spoken
  • Origin:B (Detail)

    Based in a floor plan a home was meant to be built rounded edges open when spoken

Uncouple

  • Uncouple:Silence

    I have pulled apart each letter of the sentences in order to expose the essence of the individual sentences.
  • Uncouple:Fade

    This charcoal drawing depicts a sentence. I have pulled apart each letter of the sentences in order to expose the essence of the individual sentences.
  • Uncouple:Marked

    I have pulled apart each letter of the sentences in order to expose the essence of the individual sentences.
  • Uncouple:One

    This charcoal drawing depicts a sentence. I have pulled apart each letter of the sentences in order to expose the essence of the individual sentences.

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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