approximate exclamation mark of Mark one to six

David Howell's avatar David Howell

The work consists of six 30” by 30” canvases and assemblies, which will be arrayed in a two by three array on the wall designated for the exhibit. Three pieces consist of acrylic paint on canvas, one is of stretched cloth and acrylic paint, one is of wood, and one is of steel and laminated glass. I created a new punctuation mark fused of two existing marks: the tilde and the exclamation point. This is the mark of Mark. The tilde, ~, used in English for the term “approximate,” also resembles one half of the symbol for infinity. It is also located at the extreme upper left or the classical keyboard, the top and first symbol. The exclamation point, “!”, is immediately proximate to the tilde on the keyboard, above the number “1,” also symbolic of first, or premier. This work celebrates the life of Mark: a mench, surgeon, artist, healer, photographer, musician, researcher, near astronaut, writer, husband, father, and friend -- taken far too soon. font designed by ben smith.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 114 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 78 inches