Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 54

All my ex’s

live in Texas 

George Strait

DETAIL 1 - Drawing: B-Series – 1- 2013 MEDIUM: Graphite, charcoal, dry pastel and colored pencil and, cellophane tape on Trojan Onionskin Typing Paper. ORIGINAL SIZE: 76.5” x 88”
DETAIL – Drawing: B-Series – 1- 2013
MEDIUM: Graphite, charcoal, dry pastel and colored pencil and, cellophane tape on Trojan Onionskin Typing Paper.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 76.5” x 88”

Maybe his do.

But, all my Xs must live in my head.  Xs have been populating my work for a long time.  I’ve never wondered why.  Xs are nothing on one hand, and on the other hand, they do mean something.

So, yeah, all of a sudden, I’ve been thinking of Xs.  They are very powerful symbols.  Some Xs mean kisses while others mean – wrong answer.  Then, there’s the X that marks the spot.

KEEP READING – THERE’S MORE UNDER THE BIG PICTURE!

DETAIL 2 - Drawing: B-Series – 1- 2013 MEDIUM: Graphite, charcoal, dry pastel and colored pencil and, cellophane tape on Trojan Onionskin Typing Paper. ORIGINAL SIZE: 76.5” x 88”
DETAIL 2 – Drawing: B-Series – 1- 2013
MEDIUM: Graphite, charcoal, dry pastel and colored pencil and, cellophane tape on Trojan Onionskin Typing Paper.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 76.5” x 88”

Seems I’m getting Xtremely anXious about all this!

There’s also the X that indicates a specific preference.  The plot, as it were, multiplies when an X stands for – umm, multiply.

How about the X factor?  In that case, the X represents the unknown factor.   It’s a promise, too.  Honest.  Cross (X) my heart!

How could I forget one of my favorite television shows – The X Files?

In Greek, the X is Chi and it became part of the Chi-Rho or labarum for the first two letters of Christ’s name, as in Chi (X) and Rho (P).

A labarum is an ancient military-type of banner or flag, which usually bears some symbolic letter or image.  And, let’s not forget X-Rays, Xmas and Generation X.

What’s interesting about X is, that unless it’s near it’s upper or lower case self – you don’t really know if it’s a capital.

Posted on: 01/05/2013, by :
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