Plastic Signs != Figurative SignsThey are visual elementsWe approach them by means of no figurative association, orrepresentation to the physical worldThey complete iconic and iconographic signs
The expression plane of plastic signsColoremes Figuremes Texturemes hue position textural element brigthness dimension textural repetition saturation direction
These are plastic categories which can be measured, mixed,remixed, and analyzedWhen assembled, they create plastic formants... we move towardother meanings, a plastic language
Greimas said: there is homologation between plastic categories andmeaning, at the form levelAbstract as they are, they may foster meaning effects:roundness/harshness, flat/jagged, union/dispersion, small/tall, stretched/squashed.But is it possible to say that these meaning effects are homological? Is therea universal or an ideal shape of harshness? Is it useful to categorize plasticformants? What happens if there is no figurative background as reference?