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The Writing of Stones, 2018 

Halftone screenprint

30 x 22 inches

Edition of 50 



Produced for GYOPO in a limited edition of 50, The Writing of Stones (2018) plays on the legibility of the rocks’ forms as a proto-language. Classified into typologies and arranged into sequences, the rock forms mimic the structure of language: they approximate grammatical categories and the proper word order of a coherent sentence. The Writing of Stones was made in response to French philosopher and sociologist Roger Caillois’s book of the same name, L’écriture des pierres, in

which he speaks about deciphering naturally occurring forms not in order to define them, but to reveal them as they are. Porras-Kim's work is made through the process of learning about the social and political contexts that influence the representation of language and history.

GALA PORRAS-KIM: The Writing of Stones

  • All purchases are non-refundable.

  • Artwork is sold unframed.

    There is a flat shipping rate of $50 for this artwork, unless you choose pick up.

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