'when we first see them we cannot understand them. we stand outside the cultural structures in which that understanding is embedded.'
taken from 'handwritten, expressive lettering in the digital age' by steven heller and mirko ilic.
conventional school alphabet stencils were used for this with graphite and letraset. over the top 'halos' were stitched through tissue in running stitch, back stitch and chain stitch. the tissue then pulled off, leaving some behind. echoes of the halos were stencilled over the top.
i chose to cut the piece into letters, forming the word 'lace'. above and below shows the letters still in their uncut position.
re-arranging the letters to 'read' and below layering them randomly.