Scott Boyd: Endangered Alphabets

May - November 2021

Dating back to the ancient Egyptians and used across cultures for millennia, the obelisk is a reverential monument, commemorating the dead, representing leaders and battles, and honoring gods. Scott Boyd’s obelisk stands for what we are about to lose—a pre-monument, if you will. As writing systems and whole languages vanish, cultural diversity narrows. Unique expressions of community, of humanity, are lost.