Segment your life, simplify the mode of communication, express unilaterally, and limit color choices is your assignment. You get 60 squares. So let us first look at some ways that we can communicate in this "simple" manner. Consider the instructions provided with a new purchase, if there are even any given for products these days. Sure some are written in a number of languages, but let's consider the ones with only pictures: pictures of ideas or concepts. Pictures can be icons, if that is what you are representing. Brett Callero, the instructor for this workshop, is an artist, DJ and Professor at Savannah College of Art and Design. He continues to break down the mode of communication into icons, indexes and symbols. An icon resembles something, an index links its meaning by directing, and the symbol has meaning related to it from some experience and without this relation, there is no logical meaning. And logically speaking that's what college does, it breaks down what we might assume is a whole, into smaller parts. Brett's art is like that too. He can take a part or take apart something, put it into a different context and because of this, the meaning changes. And as is with art, your own perceptions and feelings become changed or revealed by reference. Who is to say? Who is not to say? That is the beauty of art. You can like it or not like it. It is still art.
The image below was stolen via tablet screenshot from brettcallero.com a site with a continuous slideshow of his work.