I am working on a typography form that uses the "Kanji" characters in use in China, Japan, and other parts of Asia as a motif. I change the shape of the lines the characters are made up of based on the context, using these modifications for my graphic design. These context-dependent lines control the style, shifting the impression it gives from roughly similar to a modern gothic style to more reminiscent of a traditional Ming-style typeface. My goal is to create a piece that eliminates this context from the Kanji characters, expressing the way they acquire meaning solely from the lines within them. Although my pieces each represent a single character, and I have drawn each one with that character's meaning in mind, the meaning I have determined is not important. I hope each person who takes the time to see them for themselves will consider the works and form their own impressions.

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