To me, one of the great joys in the creative process is communicating without the need for words.
Words guide our thoughts toward what the maker wants us to think.
I won’t call it mind control, but it sure is a way of numbing intuition.
A work of art without words invites us to free-associate and come to our own discoveries and make our own connections.
There are some artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat who once told us that words are all we have.
I beg to differ. But as my grandfather liked to say: Chacun a sont gout. Each to his own taste!
As a writer, you’d think that this matter of combining letters with words to art wouldn’t bother me.
The truth is that many contemporary artists are mixing letters with art. Just see here:
I find the design element appealing. But is this art? What do you think?