Nikkole Huss

Dialects Decoded III
acrylic on panel
12 x 12 in.

Traces of living and extinct letters, characters and symbols combine to create new languages in Dialects Decoded, a series of Acrylic Paintings. As ornamental lines sag and sway, twist and intersect, or spill out in various directions, the flowing movement of the brush parallels the notion that language is a living, breathing organism.

Upon magnification of linear details, the eternal perseverance of evolution presses onward. In fact, the intermingling of irregular characters create an imaginary form of communication verbalized by a non-existent culture speaking an array of untranslatable sounds and meanings, regardless of the viewer’s level of fluency in any particular language.

© Nikkole Huss