As with any artist, Laron Bickerstaff uses his art as another means to communicate with the world. In an effort to encourage his peers and the wider community to learn American Sign Language, Bickerstaff illustrated his own font, depicting each letter of the alphabet with hand gestures. His ASL lettering has been used to communicate messages of love, friendship, peace, and thanks and a campaign by LISTOS for emergency preparedness.
Most notably, Bickerstaff uses his ASL lettering in his original animation Laron’s Home (2005) to spell out: DEAF MAN ME, BLACK MAN ME. He uses his illustrated ASL font, to share his identities and observations, encouraging the viewer to consider ways we understand one another.
Limited Edition of 150 prints