In November, Georgia Deaver came to Chicago to teach her class called Stylized Writing. (See my earlier posts for work and comments from that class.)
Since then, I've been practicing some of the exercises we did in that class, and one of them inspired this piece. I was walking through the snowy woods one day and started snapping pictures of the bare trees and undergrowth. I kept thinking about how all the branches and the space in between reminded me of letterforms. When I came home, I enlarged one of the photos, printed it out and put it down on a larger sheet of paper. Then I began to write next to it, in a style that was derived from the shapes I saw in the photos. I came up with this lettering.
Today I decided to scan it in and play around with the placement of the photo and lettering in my layout software. This is the final result.