In every generation there are those that through no effort of their own rise to the top of intelligence and creativity. Then there are those that work like hell to scratch and claw one single brilliant and original thought from their stubborn mind. These are the musings of the latter type.
Dear god Janus, It is comforting to know that the feeling symbolized in the god Janus is not new to humanity. Facing in different directions at the same time. past / future, young / old, winter / spring, transition...
I am feeling like you lately, facing where I have been while looking to the future.
The question I would like to ask is... Are you always like that, constantly split, or do you ever get to look in one direction and devote yourself to it?
It seems to me that you cannot devote yourself to one direction, unless you were to cut off one of your faces. This would of course change who you are, and leave you disfigured and unrecognizable as your former self. But is that a bad thing? Would the disfigurement make you more beautiful in other ways?
Hey Janus, if you are out there, any advice would be welcome.
I have been working on a form of artistic encoded information transfer. Each of these images contains a word, that has been converted from ASCII to binary and then used as the foundation template for the resulting image. I use colors and the form to try to communicate the word and a feeling of it.
Here is how I do it.
"Ziv Art" :^)
In a computer simple text is in a format called ASCII, and in ASCII each letter is made from 8 bits (1 or 0), or one byte. For example the ASCII letter "L" is actually made from 8 1's and 0's in the following order: 01001100.
I took the word "Love" and converted it into binary code.
So each row of 1's and 0's is a single letter. Like this: L = 01001100 o = 01101111 v = 01110110 e = 01100101
Then, I used this pattern of 1 and 0 as the basic form of the painting.
In this image, there are four lines of numbers, one for each letter of the word, and eight numbers across. Then I paint all the 1's one color and all the 0's…