Making Visible That Which Is Invisible

So it was with many clicks and google searches that I persued the creator of this piece that popped up on my Pinterest feed this morning.

Liz Collini Refractions 2012, screen print on paper
A grand sweep of beautiful typography is really rather beautiful and I often found, in my training as an Architect, that a drawing didn't feel finished until it was covered in text, notations and labelling.  The text made visible what was unseen and only implied in the drawing.

Liz Collini 'versions' detail 2009, chalk and pen on blue emulsion (image: Stephen Walton)

The day I learned how I could put text in any font I so desired onto silver was an auspicious day indeed.  There are some words, some phrases, poems and lyrics that embed deep into your fibres in a way that make you understand why Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined the phrase "the pen is mightier than the sword".

pebble pendant
'We've still got time', Cari-Jane Hakes, 2009

'Love Letters Written by Moonlight' stage 1
Love Letters Written By Moonlight, Cari-Jane Hakes, 2009
winter song brooch/necklace 2
Winter Song, Cari-Jane Hakes, 2009
Les Petites Callioux, Cari-Jane Hakes, 2009
What words are burned into your being?  Words to live by, words that play on repeat in the background of your life.

To find out more about Liz Collini, visit her website http://www.lizcollini.com.