For almost as long as I’ve been creating visual works I’ve also been writing poetry. In this category of work I’ve attempted to combine the two. I am intrigued by the intermingling of text and imagery; the way one can inform the intent or meaning of the other; and how the development of new contexts and perspectives can affect our comprehension.
A book, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, is: “A bound volume made up of written or printed pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers”. But what if a “cover” were a stone you held in your hands and split open, the pages spilling out in a stream of words and images? What if the pages were like the leaves on a tree, waiting to be opened and read? Can the form of the book actually become part of its meaning? Can a book, not just the story it holds but the physical object itself, be a metaphor for the subject it contains?
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