These textimage poems are tape transfers which Jim has adhered to small index cards with some tranparent tape. I have no idea how Jim layers his imagery, but I love the result! I have seen Jim's work around but it isn't until you have it in your hands that you understand the simplicity and the complexity. Certainly worth waiting for!
Wouldn't it be great to go to a textimage poem reading. I suspect it would be musical. I'd like to understand how the poet would breathe... words run together and are blocked by areas of colour and other letters. You are taken round the page and find meaning on various levels.
All of that aside, the visual impact of these is intense and the range of imagery is surprising. As a group they make about a letter sized image. They are landscapes or wordscapes with colour - all asemic visual poetry that will be treasured in my collection!