Markings of Meaning
Human writings have existed for over 5,000 years. Many civilizations have risen and fallen during that time span. A large part of what we still have today of these ghostly ancestors is their writings and perhaps their very flesh, often surrounded by their own words.
Today, language is still evolving but in a more controlled and ordered way than in the past. Universities, schools of thoughts, and even governmental organizations control what can and cannot be a word. However, popular opinion still continues sway meanings, usages, and knowledge of words.
Four artists, Maren Henson, Gregory Hein, Sanzi Kermes, and Sarah Clough take a look at the histories, meanings, beauty and quirkiness of language. During a time of new beginnings and new ideas, we invite you to contemplate how we communicate with each other and what we are saying with our words.