Dictionary... or my cabinets of wonder.


Rego Park (New York), United States

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Dictionary (noun)

1. A book containing a selection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically, giving information about their meanings, pronunciations, etymologies, inflected forms, etc., expressed in either the same or another language; lexicon; glossary.

2. A book giving information on particular subjects or on a particular class of words, names, or facts, usually arranged alphabetically.

3. A list of codes, terms, keys, etc., and their meanings, used by a computer program or system.

So… it’s official definitions of word DICTIONARY taken from the Dictionary. Sounds not so nice for well educated ears. But nothing to do… I’m “selling what I bought before”…
Any letter in Western Alphabet is a code hiding some sound, letters and numbers in Kabbalah explain the relationship between an eternal and mysterious Creator and the mortal and finite universe (His creation). Any word is encoded subject or meaning. Letter and word are always abstract, you have to know the key to decode it to visual image, simply speak the language. If you came from different country or using different language… you’re helpless… What to do? Use the pictures. They are always international and go strait to your mind.

My DICTIONARY is pictorial. I’m trying to define abstract meanings using my tools, my images, sometimes widening official definition, sometimes arguing or going opposite. My DICTIONARY of IMAGE is… me, my life, my education, my feelings, my existing in art, my collection of Japanese antiques, my CABINETS OF WONDER with all their curiosities.

When I’m surfing through the endless ocean of words, I’m getting a lot but missing also a lot and I never know what’s more…

The second name of my Dictionary of Image is MY CABINETS OF WONDER. It’s dedicated to CABINETS OF WONDER by great American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) who lived not so far from me, also in Queens, New York, but many years ago. He created here his amazing shadow boxes…

My “shadow boxes” are my digital collages inside TTV screen. All my CABINETS OF WONDER with all my good and evil… all for you.

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