Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Vispo Bible: Book of Revelation

the Book of Revelation in the New Testament has 22 chapters. I worked on Revelation from March to May, 2016. The Book is full of colour, texture, beasts, chaos, disaster and symmetry through numbers, particularly even numbers. These visual poetry pieces, which contain all the text from each chapter are attempts to render the above elements.

Note that the numbers in Revelation also have to do with the Golden Sequence of Phi, according to some mathematicians. This sequence appears in nature in nautilus  shells, sunflowers, peacocks tails and other phenomena of nature. These visual poems attempt to articulate similar shapes, using layering of even numbers of the text to recreate them. The image below is Revelation, Chapter 3.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Visual Poetry Exhibitions

My visual poetry has been exhibited three times so far. In Russia and Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Last Vispo Anthology and now in Brazil as part of Mirages: the XXIV Congresso Brasileiro de Poesia (XXIV Brazilian Congress of Poetry). The work was part of the collection of 152 visual poems from 44 countries on display from 13 untill 30 September 30, 2016, in the Fundação Casa das Artes (House of Arts Fundation) in Bento Gonçalves city,  Brazil.

I find it very exciting when  my work travels & rubs shoulders with the visual poetry of others. I was very pleased to be invited to participate. Thank you to the organizer, Tchello d’Barros.

Take a look at the pieces in the exhibit, which are on display over on FB. they're amazing!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

10th anniversary of vispo

i'm not good at remembering hallmarks, anniversaries, etc, but looking thru my files, it seems i've been creating visual poetry for a decade. i love the whimsy of it, the close attention it requires, the way it makes my eye & mind & body learn a new language. it's taken me down some interesting paths, caused me to be introduced to a world of creative people i would never have met otherwise, both living & dead. i don't intend to stop playing around with vispo. watch this blog.

in the meantime, here's one of the first visual poetry series i ever had published. it was published in 2007 at & created in 2006. Entitled "Red."