Lance Letscher forages through second-hand stores and junk shops for old books and letters that provide the printed papers he uses for his collages. Being vintage is not enough to qualify for a berth in Letscher’s work though. The text is important, as are the words themselves or the font in which they are written. Handwritten documents are also rich in offerings, adding emotion to form. The carefully selected scraps are precision cut and mounted on Masonite, then compressed in a book press. The resulting abstract works draw the viewer into layers of the past, happily lost in the abstraction.
Artist: Lance Letscher