five unit code journal

The five unit code concept spans seven years. The first time the idea appeared in a journal was (way) back in 2007, in a journal from my pre degree foundation course. One of many ideas I parked at the time as I pursued other threads.

5uc journal 2007 © revad david riley
5uc journal 2007 © revad david riley

Move on seven years and 5uc came to mind again. Here it is in a journal from the summer of 2014.

5uc journal 2014 © revad david riley
5uc journal 2014 © revad david riley

Quite a cursory sketch, but I had already rediscovered the 2007 journal and putting the two journals together gave me a basic plan of what to do next. As usual, the idea and plan was just a starting point, everything else happens as a response to the discoveries made during the making of an outcome.

I share this as an illustration of the importance of maintaining a good record of enquiry. My journals become particularly important when I am bereft of idea, when they often supply a much needed trigger to move me forward.

 

installing five unit code

For the next few posts, I will be taking a brief look back at some of the painted outcomes I have produced in the past couple of years. Each series is short, less than a handful of outcomes, and I will start with:

five unit code

A series exploring my connection with a code used in 20th Century telegraphy. Way back in the early 1970s I worked for a short period as a teleprinter repair engineer.