Without letters there would be no writing.
Letters are the origin of writing; writing carries within it the word; the word is the means of expression; expression is inference/understanding/misunderstanding.
The word holds within itself the sense of its origin, its semantic sense and the sense of the exchange in which it is used.
The word is in itself derived from a sequence of letters.
Letters ARE and they existed even before written communication.
Letters ARE, even without the words.
This is the driving force behind the work of Gabriele Levy.
Another driving force is the search for origin.
Origin is here represented by the forming of the letters in clay, hand moulding and hardening by air. An alphabet, every alphabet, represents the whole.
Each hebrew letter is a number, which for thousands of years has been interpreted by itself.
Letter is meaning, sense, symbol and shape: then come words.
Origin is unique.
Thought gives birth to ideas, from ideas symbols are created, from symbols letters are born, with letters comes writing, from writing we build language, language permits comparison, and with comparison new thoughts are given birth.
The first sentence of the Torah is "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). In hebrew you say "Bereshit barà Elohim et hashamaim veet haaretz".
Afterwards "In the beginning God created", Bereshit barà Elohim, and before the word "heaven", hashamaim, there is the word et, the hebrew indication for the accusative.
The word et is composed of the letters alef and tav, which are the first and the last letters of the alphabet; they can be understood to encompass the whole alphabet.
The wise says: God created the hebrew alphabet first and then He used it to create heaven and earth.
An alphabet, every alphabet, represents the whole.
This is the driving force behind my work, expressed by the forming of the letters in clay or plaster, hand moulding and hardening by hot air.
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