Here are some of my asemic experiments. I often use asemic writing as a way in to abstract works. I create a mysterious script that transcends semantics. It is like a complex future language, a child’s first attempts at writing, an ancient script or an undecipherable code.
Asemic works place the viewer somewhere between reading and looking. The viewer becomes a co-creator in the sense that they decide how to translate and explore the scripts.
At the beginning of one of my large abstract works, I ‘write’ over the canvas field with viscous paint that will dry to form a textured, slightly raised layer. I then work over and around it with many different mediums until the piece reaches a state of completion.