Here is my progress to date on the top half of the altered book cover I've been working on.
ingredients: acrylic paint, map fragments, Chinese Hell Notes, vintage book pages, vintage dress pattern, vintage math scratch paper, pigment markers, images transfers, brad, metal spinner
Languages/scripts: English (various fonts, typewritten, and hand-written), Tibetan print, Tibetan pictographs, Mayan pictographs, cuneiform (2 different types), Chinese, Japanese, math symbols, numbers
I'm moving forward with this piece very slowly. It seems that each language and culture that becomes part of it must be digested and processed somehow. I don't know how to put it into words, ironically, but as the layers of symbols in the piece build up, so do the impressions of their forms in my mind. This has led me to wonder about the relationship between language and thinking, which led me to research the topic. I may share some of this with you later, if you're not quite bored enough.
For a bit of background about this piece, and a look at the bottom part, go here. Hopefully, more to follow soon.
my dear friends and fellow travelers!