Picture shows Jaynes’s Gift #2, an interactive piece inspired by the physicality of the wooden writing frames and the abstract quality of letterforms written in the 1870s by Jennie Partridge who was blind. It is two oversized, horizontal writing frames, with felt backgrounds, mounted alongside one another on an off-white painted wall. Beneath the top of the frame are two evenly spaced horizontal wooden strips. Then there is a wider space and another horizontal strip. The left frame, with blue felt, serves as a mount for free standing, abstract letterforms constructed in darkly painted wood. The letters in the large frame on the right, with black felt, are more formally set within their indented image. The elaborate, enlarged letter forms spell out the phrase: “I know.” In the foreground is a case with historical materials. In the left background is the introductory text to the exhibition.
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