Because of recent events in Charlottesville I feel It is important for me to provide a little more information about the runes I use in my artwork. As an artist I am much more comfortable talking about the physical process I use to create my work than I am about the personal significance of it, but it is something I feel I need to address. I am growing increasingly concerned that my use of runic letterforms might be misconstrued, and the adoption of Nordic runes by the neofascist alt-right makes me more than just a little uncomfortable. In the spirit of clarity I want you all to understand that my intention and meaning couldn't be further from the hatred that the neofascist racist mindset represents. I created an alphabet of runes, stylistically inspired by Nordic runes but as an invention instead of a reproduction, so that I could incorporate the texture of language into my work - with an ancient flavor - and one that hides the exact meaning of the message. I feel that there are many lessons in ancient artistic expressions that have been forgotten in our modern technological advances, and it is that - and nothing more - that I seek to evoke through incorporating these letterforms in my creative work. I will personally work, in what ways I am able, to ensure that this dark cloud of fascism will not prevail, but I feel it is equally important that we do not let this darkness take the power away from these lasting symbolic expressions - that they are able to retain their meaning free from the hatred newly applied to their expression. So I will continue to use these runic forms in my work as long as they are meaningful to me, in this spirit of positive expression in the face of this dark shadow.
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