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What is Asemic Writing?

What is Asemic Writing?

The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content,". Asemic writing doesn't carry specific linguistic or verbal content, therefore inviting the viewer to create their own meaning, similar to how one might interpret and find meaning in other forms of abstract art. Unlike other forms of Abstract art, asemic writers/artists retain the use of the physical characteristics associated with writing, such as lines and symbols that seem to mimic the text of a 'real' language or alphabet. As many of you know, this form of writing plays a central role in much of my artwork, although I also work with...

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Ancient and Modern Influences

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Since very young, I was always drawn towards art that incorporated writing or at least the look of letters, words and symbols. When traveling around town I'd always be on the look out for graffiti on the walls in the city. I remember forming opinions on whether the graffiti looked sloppy or if it was consistent and symmetrical, often without paying much attention to the content and meaning of the letters or words tagged on the walls. I was much more intrigued by the look and feel of the graffiti than by the gang or 'tagger' name that was being depicted.  As...

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Symbolism of the Circle

The circle is likely the most recognizable and potent symbol we have. In many cultures through the ages, the circle has served to represent the many cycles that seem to govern our lives as well as the natural world around us. Almost everything in our world seems to pass through a cycle of birth, growth, maturation, decay and eventual return to the source from which it came. The daily journey of the sun across the sky, the yearly orbit of our earth around the sun, and the larger platonic year all operate like wheels within wheels spinning continuously inside the machinery...

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