Dee & Ampersand

Alexandra Durand

This project sought to experiment with items that are typically 2D, in this case letters and other glyphs, by bringing them into a 3D context. These two characters are meant to be an exploration of materiality and texture. The letter “D” is knitted and stuffed; appearing soft and squeezable, while the ampersand, embroidered using French knots, creates texture and plays with tactility. Both letters are made with what are considered artisanal crafts, pushing against the idea of mass-production. These two sculptural pieces are unique; even if they were to be redone, they would not be the same.

Wool, synthetic stuffing, canvas, embroidery thread, foam
5 x 5 x 5 in. and 5 x 5 x 1.5 in.