Black Elk

Basic Information

Title: Black Elk
Artist(s): Roman Verostko
Date Created: 2006
Framed Dimensions: 34.5 x 29.5 in.
Unframed Dimensions: 27.5 x 21 in.
Medium:
Inventory ID: Verostko-2006-01

Description

signed and dated lower right in graphite

Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all and round that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father – Black Elk

The Rocktown Scrolls are named after the Pennsylvania coalfield “patch” where I grew up dreaming wondrous dreams while sliding down the ash-dumps. They present colorful algorithmic drawings accompanied with passages selected from a wide range of literature and culture. The passages are written with algorithmically generated glyphs clothing the alphabet with a unique set of linear forms. These coded glyph forms invite us to ponder the nature of language while the larger colored forms may be savored as cyberflowers floating in unbounded space.

 

Detail images of the work

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