Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ALPHABET.

I understand an alphabet to be a series of written, inscribed or carved characters that represent the sounds of a particular language. It’s primary purpose is communications.

I attended a reception this evening at the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte that featured the works of artists Wolf Kahn and Ida Kohlmeyer. Ida Kohlmeyer’s work, Diminutive Symbols caught my eye as I entered the gallery. I immediately thought of today’s challenge. Kohlmeyer has perhaps created in this work a new means of communications, borrowing from time to time a character from several alphabets around the world, and making up a few of her own.


The Melberg Gallery notes said, “Based on her own developed alphabet of various organic and geometric shapes, (her) works transpose Kohlmeyer’s passions and delights into compact, colorful and celebratory images.”

Among others, I did recognize a $ sign. I wonder what sound that symbol represents.

“Ka Ching” perhaps?



About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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7 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

  1. Pingback: WPC: Alphabet (Side street 1) | Chris Breebaart Photography / What's (in) the picture?

  2. Cathy says:

    People are so amazingly creative! Who would have thought that an alphabet could be as beautiful. How do you know what the challenge for the week is, John?


  3. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    Very informative- thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. prior2001 says:

    You are really funny with the kaching! I love when brilliant and artsy people have humor too!


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