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POLY-GLYPHS

POLY-GLYPHS are a contemporary version of the Ancient Oracle Bones

...where text was carved into bone and bamboo. Here, Gunpowder removes the material, or carves, an ornamental groove that traces the formation of words on a QWERTY keyboard, which are taken from Sun Tzu’s ancient text, The Art of War.  This material sublime holds a contemporary gestural line that is the essence of the artist’s touch, forever suspended in its material absence. 

7. POLYGLYPH - Art of War IV - 120x150cm_edited-1