The metaphor of the Rod,
the Ring, the Line, the Circle.
I think symbolically: when I try to find the answer to a problem, I draw it out.
And for me, it’s that:
“drawing it out.”
Like a string,
The idea of a stroke having a lively presence — a line isn’t a line, but a marking that opens an electrical signal that ignites the mind, the memory, and the depth of the psyche — the psychic place.
In an earlier relationship, we talked long about the idea of “the psychic place” — a mind location that seats the gatherings of memory, the state of impressions, the contemplation of experience, the sensate core. I offer that metaphorically, I’m sure that the notion of a psychic place, to the specificity of physiology and brain functioning is located in various locations throughout the cranial cortex. Scientists might deny the very presence of such an idea. I offer a conceptual positioning that relates more to our thinking as designers. Creating? What’s accomplished? Story, sensation, perspective and perception, balance, intuition and impressionability. What impresses, to mind and memory? A line starts that momentum.
Symbolic thinking — graphically — is a line drawn. I contemplate the sigil, the Aleph, the alif, the alpha and beta of a long-scratched investigations of mind and meaning to voice, to hand, to the seeing-in of insight.
for any of this to be functional,
one has to believe.
The symbolism of
When you make a mark, what do you believe is happening? When you think of a drawing, one might reach into the etymology of the word. Drawn. Which comes from a 7,000 year old rendering of *dhragh — to “carry, to bear.” What’s theorized as the PIE.
So, it might be offered that in my working sessions with teams, clients and otherwise, a drawing is a way for me to carry people from one place, through
the portal of a
to another place.
Designing a typeface is
about a straight line and a curved, possibly circular form;
it’s all about one line intersecting with another.
It is, like
most powerful symbology,
the rod and the ring.
Drafting words of compassion | 2013 Compassion Games
When you draw,
what is your belief?
The graphical realization of simple ideation?
A ley-line of energy?
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