In 2004 I started to experiment with what I’ve started to call poempictures. Words arranged visually. It’s been a way for me to wade into the stream of consciousness and get my toes wet. I’ve had some exciting and meaningful discoveries as a result.
I think the seeds for such visual verse experiments were planted in two unique ways. The first would be through the poetry of bp Nichol whose work I admire. His “Love Evolves” is a beautiful example for me of the potential of language and the arrangement of words. Another influence, however indirect, was the work of a certain artists in Israel, whose cards were all over the city of Jerusalem and beyond. Whole passages of scripture written out in Hebrew making in beautiful photographs.
I wouldn’t compare my work to theirs (dare I insult them). The following, for me, are simply another way into words.