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?