|Process-based paintings of abstract forms map the
choices made by our cultural ancestors when they
created 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 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).