New Artwork – ASTERISCUS III – uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic

ASTERISCUS III is a continuing exploration of the form of the Asterisk. The hexagon is the organizing construct that holds it all together. There are 49 asterisks. Making each one was like making a separate piece of art unto itself (see details below). My body being so out of balance has been difficult so making this piece was a way of helping me be psychologically balanced. In this piece in addition to the perimeter being cut out, the interior triangles in white are also cut out.

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ASTERISCUS III, 2021
uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic mounted to composite aluminum panel
dimensions variable 54.5″h x 41.75″w, edition of 3
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New Artwork – CIRCULUX I- uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic

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CIRCULUX I, 2021
uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic mounted to composite aluminum
dimensions variable (42.75″h x 48″w), edition of 3

My favorite geometric shapes are the circle and the hexagon. They are highly efficient. Here, I combine them in a symbiotic arrangement. The circles become spinning axis’s as it’s parts come alive in an abstracted metabolic process.

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New artwork – Asteriscus I – uv cured inkjet on shaped acrylic

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ASTERISCUS I, 2021
uv cured inkjet on cnc cut shaped acrylic – mounted on composite aluminum
dimensions variable (48″h x 43.25″w overall), edition of 3
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Here I celebrate the underappreciated asterisk. The hashtag is getting all the fame. But before the hashtag became so celebrated with the advent of instagram, the asterisk has been used throughout the ages. The iconography of the Asterisk is deeply embedded in the human psyche. The original literal meaning of asterisk is “little star”. The symbol of the asterisk, ubiquitous today, used in computer language and mathematics has ancient roots going back to pre-history in cave paintings by ice age humans (https://youtu.be/hJnEQCMA5Sg). From there it has gone on throughout history to be used in many ways, literature, mathematics and today in the languages of computer code. And lets not forget it’s use in todays language to tone down expletives, a common example being f**k. Where would we be without the diminutive asterisk.