Playing on the mutual relationship between text and space, God, I Wish You Could’ve Been There analyzes the codependency between content and context for interpretation and conversation behind writing. We see the same words but tell different stories. By readapting phrases pulled from a wide variety of classic novels into an ongoing series of poster installations and redesigned books, I explore the intimate yet infinite interpretations of these words based on where they’re seen and who they’re seen by. Through this project, I hope to generate evocative thoughts and compelling conversations surrounding the power of language and the value of environment when manipulated together into their full potential. Furthermore, God, I Wish You Could’ve Been There serves as an outlet for the words we once skimmed but didn’t always consider, bringing 21st-century meaning to 18th-century writing.