Project Description

Universal Symbols

Rooted in the history of communication and the revelation of the breadth of human mark-making, Universal Symbols explores humankind’s earliest graphic language, including cave signs.  Crown illuminates similarities between these ancient marks and our language today, including digital symbols.   Selecting and then scanning ancient symbols, Crown then digitally manipulates them to create entirely new forms in various mediums.  Her exploration into 3D pushes how far these essential forms can be altered while still being legible, testing the point at which meaning changes and is commandeered by a single, artistic vision.