Right then, first things first, I’m going to try and make these posts a little less ‘isolated’ from now on – so here goes….
I’ve been busy recently making a series of works based around a symbolic language that I’ve developed called ‘Triangulated Binary‘. As the title suggests, it’s an abstracted version of binary, where I’ve substituted triangles for binary ‘zeros’ and ‘ones’. Within my system, one byte of information is represented by a square divided into 8 triangles – each triangle represents one ‘bit’ of data. ‘One’s’ are represented by a solid colour, whereas ‘zero’s’ are left blank. The symbols can represent decimal numbers, letters and RGB colours.
The image below shows how Triangulated Binary can represent letters of the alphabet. Triangulated Binary Alphabet, 2012, shows the progression from the character code of each letter, to the binary code, and then onto the Triangulated Binary symbols.
I developed the Triangulated Binary language to store information in objects that act as physical memory banks. I’m using it to make artworks that mimic the way computers process information. I’m in the middle of making a series of paintings that represent the CMYK colours in Triangulated Binary RGB. They are going to look something like the images below, but painted in acrylic on paper and mounted on wooden panels.
Also, I’ve been asked to exhibit in a group show called Microcosm with the Departure Gallery in Leeds in June, and want to show some work from this series, I’m not sure what yet, but it’s exciting nonetheless!