Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 54
All my ex’s
live in Texas
– George Strait
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!
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 : Ron Fortier