On exhibit September 20, 2004 - December 20, 2004
A retrospective exhibition of artist Michael Winkler’s spelled-forms (abstract visual-forms created from the spelling sequence of written words) from 1982-2004. His geometric imagery reveals the pattern encoded in the sequencing of a word’s letters. He says, “The unplanned choices which created the alphabetic patterning in the signs for words are an expression of collective awareness which extends back to the words' ultimate origin." His word-generated forms are produced using a structured process which creates a spatial transformation of written language. The Roman Alphabet’s 26 letters are represented as a circular configuration of uniquely spaced letter-points. Lines are drawn which interconnect the letter-points according to a word’s spelling.