As a kid, Egyptian hieroglyphics fascinated me being that they served as a written language by means of pictures that stood for words. What better written word for "tree" than a drawing of a tree? An obvious concept yet very interesting when looking deeper into it. The other amazing thing to me, which actually was the most fascinating, was that hieroglyphs (as well as other ancient pictographic writing) looked more like art than writing.
Later, as I became older, what interested me further about them was that their meanings became lost in history. From the fall of the Roman Empire they were undecipherable, until Champollion's Rosetta Stone in the 1820s. Hieroglyphic meanings had been lost for 1,500 years! That is true testimony to the vast expanse of time and what can be discovered and what can be lost; the sense of mystery evoked by looking at the hieroglyphs, to wonder about their meaning.
It is with this mystery in mind that I heir into my art; the mystery of a disconnected time, a disconnected world, lost and undecipherable. I make my art using this same kind of mystery; lost, unknown, yet there is an entire world that exists within it; a visual disconnection in order to connect.
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