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Let (N) Be_

Let (N) Be

“The N Word” is one of the most explosive words in the English language, at least here in the United States. You cannot decouple The N Word from its historical load.

 

And this year, one of the politically ugliest during my lifetime, I made a puzzle dedicated to words beginning with the letter N.

 

I don’t remember the exact genesis of this project but, based on early studio snapshot, doesn’t seem like initial exploration had much to do with the N Word.

More to do with dialectical relationship between Nature and Nurture.

 

Until, somehow, (Pearson’s) Nut Roll showed up. That’s my neural network for you.

 

Basically, nuts –

 

When that happened I let go of concept and went into subconscious…

 

For a puzzle dedicated to language I, ironically, had a lot of difficulty naming this image.

 

I held a minor title contest among my farmer’s market customers and colleagues. People had great ideas! Rani (henna guru) came up with “I forgot Nimcompoop”; Elaine (a new customer) suggested “Names and Noise.”

 

Other favorites: “Nyet,” “MeaNderings” and “Ncyclopedia.”

 

Then my cousin-advisor Miriam suggested this mathematical reference and her idea resonated.

 

Let (n) be_whatever you need it to be right now in your life.

© Sarah Jane Lapp, 2020