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Ideographic system

This ideographic system operates as a subset for my photographic work Instead of using names or titles for each specific work, I assign one of these ideograms, or graphic symbol. Each serie (the Modeling, IncipLib) is represented by a main graphic symbol. Every singular work in a series is represented by a symbol that is derived from the main ideogram. This ideographic system is built out of four different parameters that can be retraced in each work.
The parameters are: surface (textures), thickness, position (zenith & nadir) and phase (coagulation, thickening or separation)  I hope to develop a more extensive and detailed description, but the four main symbols below reveal the basics of this system for different series.


the modeling
IncipLib
Formation
tFSoD

The procedure I follow to assign an ideogram to a work is rather difficult to describe, but the basics of identifying the parameters in an image and how these are represented in a ideogram are clear:

the position marker is determined by the position of the glass in relation to the camera. I use the terms zenith & nadir (and not up & down) because they specifically include the position of the observer*
the phase marker is based on the type of physical reaction that occurs in the glass  (coagulation, thickening or separation) More subtle types of reactions exist, but I have not categorized these phases in relation to the most dominant three

the surface marker again pinpoints the phase (coagulation, thickening or separation) but it articulates the stage of the reaction and the type of texture that is connected to this stage

the thickness marker is determined by the height of the relief

* Nadir is the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith. Zenith is the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer