Emily Leach, Letter
A black horizontal plane cuts across the center of the image, suspended in mid-air with monofilament. Directly below the wooden board, a dense field of black powdered graphite mimics a shadow.
Emily Leach, Letter

Looking down at the surface of the board, one notices text on the surface.

Emily Leach, Letter
Bird's eye view.
Looking closely at the surface, grooves appear: text has been burned and carved into the surface. It begins: "March / Dear Pat / It was a pleasure seeing / last night".
Emily Leach, Letter

At oblique angles, the sheen of the surface renders the text illegible.

Emily Leach, Letter

The wood's surface has been charred to a deep black, but the dense buildup of carbon preserves it.

Emily Leach, Letter
From a distance, the board resembles a horizontal line.
Letter
Burned wood with pyrogravure details, graphite powder, monofilament.
2018 | 2’ x 4’ x 40"