|Process-based paintings of abstract forms which illustrate
a surprising patterning encoded in the signs for words
|Michael Joseph Winkler’s paintings are of abstract forms generated by the spelling of words.
His geometric imagery reveals the pattern encoded in the sequencing of a word’s letters.
Winkler says, “The non-rational choices which created the patterning in the signs for words
are an evolutionary manifestation 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 (see below).
|*A related process was used in the painting to create word-generated colors.
See About the Work page for more information on the ongoing project.