Ghislain Brown-Kossi describes the series titled Symbols as representing a universal language that everyone can understand or derive a unique meaning from. His paintings depict languages using plaster casts upon bright pops of color. The artist is also expressing a return to ancestral values through the use of symbols as our earliest form of writing. For Brown-Kossi, symbols are at the heart of his imaginative life as they open the mind to the unknown and the infinite. They encompass this recurring theme, ranging from European undeciphered writing systems and Egyptian hieroglyphics to modern advertising, comics, technology, and all of the interconnectedness historic and current communication channels inform and provide Each symbol used has many meanings in various parts of the world, allowing for the resulting interpretation to be based on the viewer’s background and personal experience.