Express Your Love
Did you know that each country has its own, unique sign language? That’s even true for countries that share an oral language, like the US, Canada, and England. Not only that, but sign language also has its own regional dialects, with specific words varying by state or even city to city. But any language in the world is at its best when expressing that most important human emotion—love.
Artist Stephen Zawistowski was inspired by American Sign Language when creating this steel sculpture. Often, a hearing person’s first exposure to ASL is finger spelling, where each hand position represents a letter of the English alphabet. Stephen uses that touchstone as a bridge, spelling out L-O-V-E in a visual way that speaks to hearing and Deaf people alike. Made from handcrafted steel, the piece combines a contemporary edge with heartfelt emotion. Handmade in Jacksonville, North Carolina.