about this piece
A set of five paper building blocks in the shapes of vowels, each one featuring a unique handmade paper. Housed in a cherry wood box, with a glass top that slides on and off. The blocks, which can be lined up, stacked or scattered, create a visual and tactile play on letters and language. While a word can be formed without any consonants – such as the English words I or way – no word may consist of only consonants, without a vowel. Vowels create the sounds in words, and sounds are the basic element of spoken language.
Five building blocks housed in a cherry box with glass lid. Handmade paper, colophon letterpress printed.