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Lingua Ignota (an unknown language)

Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Among her many works is reference to a lingua ignota, or unknown language, that she apparently invented for her own mystical purposes. What survives in writing is an alternative alphabet, a couple of partial glossaries, and sporadic use of isolated words within otherwise normal Latin text. Apparently Hildegard’s community was aware of her secret language, but it’s not clear how it was used or that anyone other than Hildegard herself ever used it.

I have been an admirer of Hildegard’s music, her visionary art, and her interesting story for many years. I recently happened across the information about her lingua ignota and an image of her alternative alphabet glyphs. Coincidentally, I also became aware of a free online service called MyScriptFont.com that provides a TrueType font created from your own handwriting. On a whim and . . . → Read More: Lingua Ignota (an unknown language)

Tuscania Gallery Exhibition Catalog

I’ve been banging to get some projects completed before heading home from Australia. This is an exhibition catalog from a show in 2012-13 at Tuscania gallery on my old Artemisia sim. All work by others that I had collected over the years. I was especially careful to keep separate the work that has been given to me to be displayed as part of a show, either at my sim or UWA. There are a lot of pieces here that did appear in shows I curated, but I specifically got copies from the artists for my personal collection, either as gifts or by purchase. Anyway, I have a remarkable and diverse collection and just wanted to share it.

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