I have completed a new project—a mixed genre book that is a medley of poetry, vocabulary and conceptual art.
I possess an obsession for vocabulary, and I spend time each morning looking up the “Word of the Day” on the following sites: thefreedictionary.com, merriam-webster.com and dictionary.com.
I created Alphabet Expression: Verbal Juxtapositions as word play—an attempt to use unusual word combinations to create new associations and imagery in the mind of the reader/viewer. The word pairings were formed according to alliteration, appearance, randomness, rhyme, sound and similar or opposite meaning.
I hope to publish the work in book form (most likely in a self-published format), and I am also interested in collaborating with a designer or visual artist to develop a selection of large-scale, text-based artwork, using some of the pairings from the book.
Here are some sample combinations. You could call the hybrids “voetry” or “poecabulary.”
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This is very interesting to me. Good luck with this project and keep us posted.
Thanks so much Janice. I appreciate it, and I hope you are doing well.