James C E Lightle: Greek Revival
For thousands of years, humans wrote without any letters. They simply drew pictures to make their point. You didn’t have to know a certain language to understand these pictures. Modern-day drivers know that a road sign with an airplane on it means that an airport is nearby, no matter what language they speak. These ancient pictures worked the same way. Over time, these drawings changed into symbols. There could be thousands of these symbols, so it took many years to learn to write. Over many, many years, these symbols became letters. Greek alphabet, writing system that was developed in Greece about 1000 BCE. It is the direct or indirect ancestor of all modern European alphabets.
Now that was your history lesson for the day.
Today we are sharing a new series by our very own Veteran/Artist, James C E Lightle.
This exhibit titled, “Greek Revival” is a collection of 24 miniature, colourful, oil-paint marker pieces, each unique to its Greek alphabet namesake. The key feature of these pieces is that they all incorporate, a variation of colours within a group of mandalas floating in suspended pointillist plasma.
Round Hill Studio will be hosting this installation at our location in Annapolis Royal (228 St-George St.) and on our web-exhibit-gallery.
Right to left: "Greek Rho" by James C E Lightle, "Greek Mu by James C E Lightle, "Greek Lambda" by James C E Lightle, "Greek Theta" by James C E Lightle