Adapted from Meenda alexander's What Use of Poetry? in World Literature Today.
Inspired by Meena's delivery and the way she described her perspective in a manner that was both graceful and cryptic, I was excited to explore the concept of shadows in my work. Poetry has an ethereal and intangible quality to it; while it utilises words to appear on paper, it is seemingly harder to hold onto its meaning, becoming an elusive form of expression and encryption of a person’s views, thoughts and feelings.
Like poetry, shadows cannot be touched, it simply lies on the surface. They share a similar fleetingness as they forms constantly morph and transform to its surroundings, representing things that have come to pass or something that haunts.
As a projected designed to break typographic rules, experimental layouts were first cut by hand and then photographed as shadows distorted and danced upon the surface of a page.