Meg Hitchcock’s work is composed of letters and words cut from paper to create intricate designs. She finds her source material in books, particularly religious texts, and in her own hand-typed pages. The words that Hitchcock chooses reflects her interest in religion and psychology. She is also interested in words that evoke common associations while eliciting subjective reactions. Language is an imperfect form of communication, yet an isolated word can often resonate with memory and emotion. As she type sa word over and over, its meaning slowly fades until all that is left is ink, paper, and the sound of the typewriter keys. Through this ritual of painting, typing, cutting, and gluing, Hitchcock creates a field of symbols that resists a single interpretation. Once the meaning of a word is dissolved, what remains is an essence, a signifier of its former content
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