CYPHERIAN CALIGRAPHY (1995-6) The Cypherians are a fictional culture with a unique language which can be described by borrowing, or inventing, a linguistic observation: The meaning of a word has two aspects: its objective, denotative meaning, seen as its "kernal", and a surrounding "halo" of its associative connotations. Cypherian language is 100% connotation. Its denotative content is zero. Further, like hieroglyphs, Cypherian writing is based on pictograms, providing a seamless linkage between an object in the world, its representation in sculpture or drawing, and its abstraction in a profile or cypher in a written text. Hence, Cypherian calligraphy, while tied back to the things of the world, is grasped and understood through pure connotation, precisely as music is.
ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY OF CYPHERIAN LANGUAGE (1996) large graphite drawing on paper
CYPHERIAN CALLIGRAPHY - 1
CYPHERIAN PICTOGRAPHS (1996)
LABIA ARABIA (1997) large graphite drawing on paper