Speech: Part 1 of 3

People seem to ask me when I’m actually going to present something. Here we have the first of three planned pieces for “Speech.”

Now, who is this man and what are these words? The man depicted here is Tomas Kalnoky, the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the band “Streetlight Manifesto.” The words below are from one of his songs “Keasby Nights”, which is regarded by those who enjoy his music (fine outstanding individuals such as yours truly) to be one of his finer songs and also the title of an album he made. There is a story that goes along with the album, but I’ll spare you all from that unless you are interested. Back on point, why the song and why Kalnoky? The music of Streetlight Manifesto has been something that I have enjoyed since the very first days I spent as a college freshmen and good company from that part of my life and it brings me back to a fonder time. Upon reading the lyrics I began to appreciate Kalnoky for his writing. So in short, because he is an inspiration of mine.

The reason for this piece and the rest that I intend to make for “Speech” is that the words we write down and say carry a little piece of us with them so long as they are remembered. So we have the visual depiction of a person coming from the letters, the words making him as he made the words. That’s the initial philosophy behind it all. Now how does it relate to layers or components/pieces/etc? Well, these works (when constructed in the manner of my choosing) are made with multiple pieces of paper layered on top of each other and usually with a nice frame to hold it all together (I think it’ll look nice when it enters a physical form). How the letters create the form and how these words represent the taste of the artist (yours truly). That’s my reasoning and I’m sticking to it regardless.

As for the rest of this series, I do not believe I will be making them all musicians since they would most likely be obscure to most of you and I have a terrible habit of pandering to my audience when I’m better off just doing my own thing. In the meantime, I’ll just have to have a wonderful time working on the other methods and reworking my original thesis.

10/11/2010 | Jordan | Comments

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