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Takayuki Ogawa's Alphabet Design Sculptures Look Like Mouths

 - Jul 24, 2014
References: spoon-tamago & neatorama
Artist Takayuki Ogawa put together this rather bizarre alphabet design sculpture series inspired by the human mouth. Each of these three-dimensional letter sculptures rework the movements the mouth makes when it is trying to convey sound.

Ogawa's alphabet series, titled 'Oral:phabet,' captures the expressive nature of the human mouth. Each of the letters are molded from clay to look like the shape the mouth makes when pronouncing that specific letter. For example, the letter K has a protruding tongue to emphasize the letter's harsh cacophony sound. Each of the letter sculptures are white with a striking pink and red flesh mouth. Ogawa refers to his work as "... a disturbingly realistic serious of mouths, lips, teeth and tongues, all hand-crafted from clay and mounted to a wooden frame." From far way it looks as though the letters are tiny little monsters getting ready to speak.