Signs of Life

Letterpress and monoprint on paper

Signs of Life explores technology’s role in contemporary notions of identity. The renewed popularity of is driven by a desire to recapture a sense of the artist’s hand that has been lost in a digital world. Yet, the letterpress itself was built to eliminate writing and printing by hand. Technology enables more artists, writers and desktop publishers to express their messages to wider audience, but simultaneously homogenizes those messages, reducing their impact even as their reach is expanded.