Alphanumeric Sublime

[2020]



The information age has rendered traditional conceptions of the sublime - by the likes of Burke, Kant, Turner, and Ruskin - obsolete. While the grandest geologic formations have been imaged and parsed to the nearest inch, the ubiquity of communication channels has nullified the visceral terror of facing the vast, untamed wilderness. Alphanumeric Sublime cheekily comments on our heavily mediated relationship with nature, generating paintings of the sublime through alphanumeric character mosaics.