Merging Image And Text (2015-02-28)
I’m a writer, so when I first began doing digital art, I set myself a single rule: each image had to contain a textual element. That way I could integrate my writing skills into my art. I decided to call my artworks “Constructions”, because I was constructing each artwork from a collection of separate components: a collection of images modified and merged and my text.
Construction 95, “Tanka Spheres”, is one series where the textual element was a formal poem in the tanka format that related to the image component. This series, along with an essay on the history and nature of the tanka and specific notes on the poems, was published as a book: Embracing The Moon: Twenty-Five Little Worlds.