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. 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 (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.