Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“A boy writes inside a bucket”: Hebrew Palindromes

So surprisingly like West coast Indigenous art, although I just stacked a bunch of the Hebrew letter "bet" or "vet" rightway up, backwards, upsidedown and backwards-and-upsidedown in a very standard font. The letter Bet is the letter with the dot in it.

This image is from a palindrome project that I'm working on. All the images have visual elements of the palindrome. I've learned (from Wikipedia) that there is a Hebrew palindrome which goes:

Perhaps we all have felt that we're writing from inside a bucket from time to time...

1 comment:

Eccentric Scholar said...

I checked Google, and "He couldn't write his way out of a bucket" delivers zero results. (I thought it might be a variation on "He couldn't find his way out of a paper bag.")