Abbey Lee Sarver: Abbey’s Gem Glyphs
Influenced by studies of Yoga, Ecstatic Postures, and Ancient Rock Art, Gem Glyphs are made through a process of connecting one’s power with the earth in specific desert places. The ancient volcano smiles at us as we play joyfully in the crater. Gems are cut digitally.
Composed/inspired on lands in the Mojave desert where several tribal groups have lived within the past 2,000 years: the Kawaiisu, Kitanemuk, Serrano, Koso, Southern Paiute bands, and Chemehuevi.
Abbey Lee Sarver is an artist living in the high desert of Southern California, holding a BFA from Tyler School of Art, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She employs the use of various media such as photography, digital arts, drawing, sculpture, technology, video, performance, and print media.
Dingbats are a universal, typographic language, often used to enhance the readers experience. Not necessarily intended to replace textual content, these “glyphs” rather add flourish, pause, and emphasis to language. Completely dependent on context, these little images can be read both broadly and idiosyncratically. Their peripheral existence shapes a reading experience that hopefully goes one step beyond written words.
This ongoing website specific series of Dingbats, aims to enrich our public content. Our research and interest in all things related to the high desert region yields vast amounts of visual material—why not find another way to share those bits and pieces with our audience.
HDTS Dingbats will rotate on an occasional basis, working with high desert artists to full the voids.