Marc Abele’s illustrations are non-verbal symbols written with pencil or brush. The example here shows the word “Between”. The interesting thing about “Between” is the word’s relation to space and time, to material matters or also to human sensitivities. As a preposition, “Between” is not only valid on its own, but it’s also always a reference to the circumstances ‘around’ it, from which it arises. “Between” can stand for many things – for closeness, conflict, harmony, a break, distance, vastness, isolation, for yesterday and the day after tomorrow… The multiple ways in which it is used lends the word a universal quality.
Marc Abele, 2015