with out words is a series based on a personal graphic typography that when included in an art form would title the artwork and add a graphic element much like in advertising today. the subliminal message in an unassuming form ( a painting )
crossword puzzle from (the pharaohs Curse) in this installation I introduced the idea of language in a form closely related to Egyptian Hieroglyphics the Idea was to translate the elements in the painting to decipher the meaning ie. find the the answer to the curse.
"Love wins" ( pictured above ) a painting with graphic typography ( title included in the painting,) To know is to understand both the meaning and the style.
A zen garden , was used to create stories with moveable symbols there are 9 12x12 inch squares covered with 36 symbol tiles on each one to a total of 36 dozen tiles total each is also moveable with in the piece. the language and art form are teachable and improves motor skills and spelling for the user. Translatable once the language is learned. only abstract to others.
push / social media art form / - + and =
In my never ending quest of using color as abstract communication. For this piece I use: Math - + = to show my process to express All colors are equal.. First I start with the Whole as you will see then subtract and add until the final piece where i add one more color then the title/ "push"
The painting installation above two squares with 49 smaller squares inside representing the 26 letters of the alphabet was a manifestation of love for all things Bauhaus and my lover Paul
Its typography that spelled words words when they were re-arranged. this piece was a tribute to my first love who died from HIV-aids Paul, he was going to be a screen writer. this language was for him and i have used it to this very day in my art. carl
Back story to events leading up to the creation of this work:
After I had created the artwork for color typography / gouache on museum board 2 ply white number 8 black box variable #8 . This Box was unusual in that I found it at a namta vendor for century archival storage boxes. well any way it was the exact size of my color typography artwork 8' square and 2" deep. I bought it at the show and the rep said he would ship it to me. I said great, they were in san Francisco and i was in south carthay near Fairfax. Time went by no box , i called several times no answer. when i called and did get an answer, i found out the delay was due to the 1989 loma prieta earthquake and that he was up and running now and would soon send it out. Well I did get the box and everything fit perfectly.
Art in a Bag