For this project I must say I struggled with figuring out what direction I wanted to go in for creating my own language. Picking the quote was easy, I went with my favorite quote by James Dean "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."
At first I was trying to use Chinese characters to relate to each English character, while having the Chinese be a second quote which I like, in turn having two quotes in one. After spending several hours making myself insane I decided to try a different route. For my second attempt I tried relating each letter or sound in my quote to a sound/chord. Doing this would create music from speech. After realizing that this again was not going to work and staring at my computer keyboard for so long, I decided to incorporate modern technology into the project.
Everyone knows emoji's derived from using keyboard symbols to create little faces. Well I decided to create symbols for each letter of the alphabet. After doing this I decided to utilize a plank of wood which has a very smooth, almost seamless split. I took advantage of this to have the quote and key to the language hidden inside this "found" piece of wood.
I've found my passion through glass art and I appreciate being able to share it with you! Enjoy!