By this art you may contemplate the variations of the 26 letters...

Based on the story by Jorge Luis Borges, which begins with the quote, "'By this art you may contemplate the variations of the 23 letters...' The Anatomy of Melancholy, part 2, sect. II, mem. IV". The 23 letters refer to the number of characters in the Latin alphabet which excludes J, U and W. In this piece a translation of the story is transcribed in 7 drawings, with an alphabet of 26 original symbols corresponding to the 26 letters in the English alphabet.

graphite on black paper
9in X 12in each
2011

http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library01.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library01b.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library02.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library02b.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library03.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library03b.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library04.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library04b.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library05.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library05b.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library06.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library06b.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library07.jpg
http://snejinalatev.com/files/gimgs/th-16_16_library07b.jpg