This project explores the visual structure of several historically important scientific diagrams and reimagines them as linguistic diagrams.
The Space of Poetics
This book explores the relationship of space, memory, and language by looking at an excerpt of The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard through the lens of architectural diagrams.
These prints are inspired by Johann Bayer's 1603 Uranometria, the star atlas that is the source of the nomenclature we still use to name stars today. The project reconstitutes the sounds found in a list of star names into constellations of vowels and consonants.
In this piece, I represent the text of the oldest surviving text on cartography. Each panel diagrams one paragraph, using a system of color value and hue to indicate lexical and syntactic relations.
A representation of connections between heading words in the dictionary.
Examples and Counterexamples
Each of these works represents an exemplar sentence used in linguistic research. They reference Reed-Kellogg sentence diagrams, but also other visual systems of organization. By using sentences chosen by researchers because they typify some phenomenon, these prints investigate ways of representing representative sentences of English.