This symbol, which is a blend of indigenous Taino imagery from the Dominican Republic and Ancient Etruscan references from Rome, is a symbol I developed to represent my work and identity. It features Atabey, the Taino goddess of fertility and the earth, the Taino symbol of the sun and Etruscan concentric circles, olive leaves, and the colors on the Italian flag and the Dominican flag.
Based off of a sketchbook doodle and rendered digitally.
Your Fave Songs Can Draw Series
charcoal, paper, found speaker, music
Studying semiotics and signage, I developed this concept of allowing music to draw, or create an image, on a piece of paper. Unlike the visualization of music, which involves an artist listening to music and drawing based on their inspiration, I wanted to remove my hand as an artist and allow the vibrations of the speaker move the charcoal placed on the paper, thus creating an image. In regards to semiotics, the finished drawing becomes the signifier of the song, or the signified, that created the vibrations. The drawings would be presented with the name of the song, and potentially one could create a "mixtape" of these drawings in an album.
Click here for a detailed blog post of my process. Look to the right for a playlist of my fave songs that can draw.