letterpress printed book, paper sticks, cowry shells, + handmade box
spring :: fall 2012
The premise of Speaking in Tongues is a divination set based on the Myers Briggs archetypes. Each set is letterpress printed using photo-polymer plates.
There are sixteen Myers Briggs archetypes a haiku is written for the top fifteen traits of each type.
Each of the two hundred forty haikus is unique, archetypes with overlapping traits have individual haikus.
The tailoring of the “answers” (or haikus) to each personality archetype puts the response of the “forces that be” into language that the querent can easily understand. They also draw attention to personality traits that may help or hinder the querent in the situation in question. In an attempt at creating self-awareness and offering another perspective for the viewer or participant.