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THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V
THE STATE OF WOWNESS*

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

AS A PERPETUAL STUDENT OF THE ALPHABET, I’M PRONE TO EXAMINE THE MYSTERIES THAT LIE IN ITS STROKING — ONE STROKE, THE FIRST, IS A LINE. ONE LINE, BEGINS THE MARKING OF THE WHO, THE WHY, THE WHERE, THE WHAT. FOR IN THAT STROKE LIES THE CHARACTER OF THE MAKER.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

IT IS ABOUT THE STORY – THAT MIGHT BE ABOUT THE BRAND OF THE HUMAN THAT MAKES IT. BUT IN TIME, STORY BECOMES STORY TWICE TOLD, THEN THRICE — ON AND ON.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THERE IS A TOUCH OF THE PENCIL, THE PEN, THE QUILL, THE CHISEL, THE DRAFTING CHALK.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

BUT IT’S THE TIME THAT COUNTS — AND THE HUMAN TOUCH. WHEN ONE MARKS A STORY, A MEMORY, THEN THERE’S ANOTHER AND ANOTHER.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

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TO THESE GATHERINGS, I’M NOT MARKING THEIR TIME, OR PALAEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE, BUT INSTEAD, THE GALLERY IS ABOUT THE PATTERNING OF LANGUAGE.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

TEXT, IN TEXTUAL, BECOMES TEXTURE IN TEXTUALITY.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THERE IS STORY ON STORY TOLD HERE, FOR THESE WRITINGS GO BACK CENTURIES.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

SOME DRAWINGS, ROMAN BOUND — SCRATCHED TWO THOUSAND YEARS BACK.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

AND OTHERS, CENTURIES BACK.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

OTHERS, A HALF MILLENNIUM.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE BEAUTY LIES IN THE PATTERNING OF THE CUTS, THE SCRIBING QUILLS, THE SCRIBBLE OF THE REED.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

I THINK ABOUT THE STORY — I’VE TOLD ONE STORY TO YOU; AND NOW YOU’LL TELL ANOTHER; AND A FRIEND OF YOURS WILL TELL ANOTHER – AND THE RIPPLING ROLLS OUT, AND OUT.
ONE TO ONE.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

ONE TO ANOTHER TWO.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

ANOTHER TWO, TO ANOTHER THREE.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE FLUTTERING OF THE TONGUE OF LIKE THE FLITTER OF PAGES, TURNING — THE WHEELING ALPHABET SPINNING STORIES AND WISDOM, MEMORIES AND RECOLLECTIONS — HERE, TRANSCRIBED.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

FROM THE STRENGTH OF THE MIND, THE MUSCULATURE OF THE ARM AND WRIST, THE CAREFUL GRACE OF THE FINGERS — DRAWING, DRAWN; STORY, STORIED.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

MIND, TO MATTER, SCRIBBLE LIKE THE SHADOW ON THE WING, THE BIRD OF THE MIND, SHOWN AS SHADOWED SCRIPTURE ON EARTH.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

AND WHAT IS HERE, NOW.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

AND WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND.

THE LAYERING OF TEXT | ALPHABET RHYTHMS | GALLERY V

IT’S NEVER ABOUT THE PAST ALONE, BUT THE PRESENT MOMENT, AND WHAT COULD BE FOUND — LOOKING BACK, AND LOOKING FORWARD.

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*I think about wow[ness] as a state of exhalation, that moment when something is seen, discovered, in scene sensed, that demands surprise, alarm, captivation in beauty. The shock of the beauty full, newly discovered — that is wowness.