Rocktown Scrolls, Black Elk Speaks, 23” by 29”

Roman Verostko

Rocktown Scrolls, Black Elk Speaks, 23” by 29” , ongoing
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The Rocktown Scrolls are named after the Pennsylvania coalfield “patch” where I grew up dreaming wondrous dreams while sliding down the ash-dumps. They present colorful pen & ink drawings accompanied with passages selected from a wide range of literature and culture. The passages are written with algorithmically generated glyphs clothing the alphabet with a unique set of linear forms. These coded glyph forms invite us to ponder the nature of language while the larger colored forms may be savored as cyberflowers floating in unbounded space." RV, Minneapolis 2006.
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    • digital animation
    • digital graphics
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    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • drawings
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Rocktown Scrolls, Black Elk Speaks, 23” by 29”, 2006
Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all and round that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father - Black Elk

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Source: Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. As told through John G. Neihardt b y Nicholas Black Elk. Quoted from Chapter III, “The Great Vision”.
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