Text Drawings by Sam Winston

January 14, 2012

London-based artist Sam Winston has been laboriously deconstructing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The project began as Winston singled out specific themes such as "passion" and "rage." From this point, Winston tagged every sentence in a manner that is very similar to what happens electronically online, however this is a manual process that becomes much more time intensive. Then these categories were organized in an InDesign document and silkscreened onto a large sheet where they will eventually be sliced into small fragments where no letter forms remained intact in order to achieve a level of abstraction. These fragments were then glued onto a new sheet of paper, still within these subgroups that the original text was divided into. The dedication and obsessive repetition of Winston's process is as beautiful and intriguing as the finished works themselves, maybe even more so.