The Condensed OED

screenprint |48″ wide x 20 yards long | 2012

The Condensed OED

This piece represents some of the connections between words in the Oxford English Dictionary through a three-color, repeat screenprint. The heading words at the beginning and end of each letter of the alphabet are taken as sample words and represented with outlined, box-like shapes. A variety of connections between these words (part of speech, etymological origin, etc.) are indicated with a variety of connecting lines. The resulting network of connections suggests the complex web of relationships between words in the dictionary.

printed during my apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia