Thursday, April 6, 2017
Three months of daily text 1
It's April, which means I'm more than one-quarter through my daily art project for this year, and I thought it might be time for an update. My rules for this year are to use found text and paste it onto 4x6 cards in poems or poem-like configurations or other meaningful arrangements of words. Some of my pieces resemble the collages that I did for three years, but they're way less concerned with the pictures and way more with the words.
Mostly I find my text in the newspaper, which means that a lot of it has to do with politics. I'll leave that part for another day; if you'd like to read those you can find them on my daily art blog -- look for the orange cards.
Sometimes I'll find an article in the paper that I "retell" in haiku form, often with several 5-7-5 verses rather than just one. Using multiple verses takes more time than just finding three lines, but it allows me to tell a longer and more interesting story.