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Annie Vought, an Oakland California based artist, explores emotional artifacts, specifically that of the handwritten letter. In this particular series, Vought gathers various notes and found letters that have been written or received and enlarges them. She then carefully carves these large pieces which in turn reveals a new communicative piece of interconnected letters, keeping the spelling errors and human quality of the original piece.
Annie Vought believes that “a letter is physical confirmation of who we were at the moment it was written, or all we have left of a person or a time.” In creating these astoundingly detailed paper cut letters she focuses on the text, structure, and emotion that each conveys to explore their inner properties of writing and expression. In her recreation of each letter there is “an extended concentration on peoples’ inner lives and the ways they express their thoughts through writing.”