Friday, November 30, 2012

Asemic Quartet

I doodle frequently, and one of the things I doodle is fake symbolic or hieroglyphic writing. I found an app for iPad called MyBrushes that allows for remarkably calligraphic strokes. I used it last year to create the four panels of "writing" in this artwork.

Through The New Post-Literate Blog, I learned that this kind of art is called "asemic writing." You can find quite a lot of it there, even animated examples. It's fun to look at, but not more fun than to create it.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Noo Spinoolean Tarot - The Throne

When I showed the Nine of Roses to a friend of mine, he said that it looked like a toilet. So, because no one should say things like that to me, I made a few revisions and shared it with him.

I was just released from a month's stay in the hospital. When I went in, this image was never to be published. After spending 29 days with people who were fixated on every function of my body, who entered my room at all hours of the day and night to peer into my eyes, ears, and lavatory, who showed excessive interest in my blood and other viscous bodily fluids, who gave me comfort and satisfied my capricious whims (such as they were), this image now seems to be representative of those numerous, lost days.