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.

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Man and Asterisk

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Man and Asterisk, 2020
Man: uv cured injket on .5″ thick shaped acrylic, overall dimension 70″hx32″w
Asterisk: uv cured injket on 12 pieces .5″ thick shaped acrylic, overall dimension 96″x96″

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QUADRATO I

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QUADRATO I, 2020
UV INKJET ON SHAPED ACRYLIC MOUNTED TO COMPOSITE ALUM. PANEL
dimensions variable (48″h x 39″w overall), edition of 3

This piece is about the energy of the square, the purest form of a quadrilateral. Here, I rotate them and divide their diagonals. Raised printed acrylic strips intersect the opposing colors and shapes. The overall shape is determined by the organizational principle, in this case, like a faceted diamond.

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