I linked to the work of Tauba Auerbach yesterday, but am too enamoured of it to just assume readers of this blog went to see it, and so have decided to be less oblique and to actually show some pics (read: I am a control freak and must make people look at the things I like).
Ugaritic Alphabet, Ink and pencil on paper (2006)
Tauba Auerbach lives and works in San Francisco. Following her fine art studies, she worked for three years as a sign writer as part of her practice as an artist, in which she explores written alphabets and semantic systems, taking note of how letters written down make meaning. Alexander Melville Bell’s visible speech (vowels), Gouache & ink on paper (2006)
Read more about Auerbach’s work in an article from Art in America here, and check out her website , which is an op-art treat.