Roman Verostko: Diamond Lake Apocalypse: Illuminated Chaotic Scripts

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    Diamond Lake Apocalypse: Illuminated Chaotic Scripts

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    These works are intentionally made as “precious objects” to heighten their formal relationship to illuminated sacred manuscripts. Chaotic digital scripts have been transformed with an “electronic scriptor”, a plotter, following procedures reminiscent of the medieval scriptorium. All works are executed with a multipen plotter using original instructions to generate the entire piece including the scripts, headers and illuminated “initials”. The program employs randomly cast control points in its form generating procedures. In several works the illuminated “initials” identify form generators of special visual interest.

    These works invite us to savor both the  beauty and the mystery of their coded procedures – not so much for their stark logic as for the grace and poetry they yield. The procedures provide a window on unseen processes shaping mind and matter. By doing so they become icons illuminating the mysterious nature of earth and cosmos.