Alphabet of Bones
By Joyce Cutler-Shaw
San Diego, California: Joyce Cutler-Shaw 2003. Edition of 100.
3 x 1" miniature. Accordion fold. Black-and-white illustrations. Black cloth boards. Signed and numbered by the artist. Wrapped in black and white bone alphabet illustrated paper with silver elastic band closure.
The original calligraphy was inspired by the hollow bones of birds and conceived as a visual dance. Its twenty-six double characters have been digitized and can be translated into the English alphabet as well as a symbolic code. It is Joyce Cutler-Shaw's own copyrighted font or typeface.