ABOUT INVISIBLE HIEROGLYPHICS

Art is everywhere.

As the world becomes more digital, we pull further away from an analog, handcrafted world. However, the one remaining human component of the digital experience is touch. Our hands have become the communication conduit through devices with a series of taps, swipes, and pushes. Left behind are the oil-stained remains of finger smudges on a screen. We have extracted these marks and transformed them into vibrant, acrylic prints.

WHY THE TITLE?

Hieroglyphics is a system of writing that serves as a form of communication. They represent an imprint of the world as it was told in the past for the future to decipher and understand. These writings are a window into another world. Today, the touchscreen interface is our window into another world and the writings are smudged onto the screen instead of carved into stone. Its subtle, but if you strip away the hardware and software, what’s left is a finger painting that illustrates the story of how we communicate.

THE ARTWORK

The images on this site offer no justice to its physical presence. The colors are vibrantly portrayed on satin paper that is placed between a white backing and 1/4” acrylic glass. The acrylic glass gives this piece incredible luminosity and optical depth that mimics an actual screen.

Also note that the limited edition B/W artwork offers a unique, 3D appearance as the white paint is on top of the acrylic.

THE APPS

We collected a series of apps ranging from daily productivity to social networking and gaming. What we uncovered is a really interesting set of blueprints for interaction. Shout out to all the user experience designers that worked on all these apps…this artwork is as much ours as it is a showcase of your intuitive pathways.

If you have an app not included that you would like to request a commission, contact us here.

THE ARTISTS

Andre Woolery “Its very much a representation of who I am. I work in digital media during the day and make art at night. So it is a manifestation of that collision of digital+analog, screen+hands, day+night, … Increasingly there seems to be a divide between the two and this is an interesting way to unify them in a natural way.“

Victor Abijaoudi “For me, it's about paying attention. By paying attention, you realize that art is everywhere. And by recognizing art, we recognize humanity. With all that is distracting in today's world, we could all use a little reminder of what matters most - being human. Everyone is creative and everyone creates. Even if just with your fingers as you check your email. ”

GIVING BACK

As with every new project, there has to be a way to give back to the area of inspiration. In this case, digital technology has done so much for my life in various ways that I want to ensure its also inspires the youth. As the world progresses, the ability to understand technology is absolutely critical. I want kids to be able to code, design, prototype because that is at the core of the futures infrastructure. So 10% of proceeds of this project will go to CODE NOW…

“Coding is the new literacy. It gives individuals the power to innovate and create. We need to empower our youth – especially those from underrepresented communities – to be the next great technology pioneers.
CodeNow teaches underrepresented high school students foundational skills in computer programming through free extra curricular off campus trainings. This is essential because it lowers the barriers normally associated with programming by opening the door at an earlier stage when youths are just beginning to explore their options and opportunities.” ~ Code Now of bringing that to life with a new lens.”