Sponsorship

In her article, Sponsors of Literacy, Deborah Brandt talks of “literacy sponsors” – people or possibly even institutions that contribute to a person’s literacy learning, mentioning that “literacy takes its shape from the interest of its sponsors” (Brandt 47) and this has been particularly true in my case. As aptly stated by B.J. Neblett, “we…

Defining Reading through Images

As an artist, I have personally never stuck with conventional definition. I have taken them to the limits, testing how far they would go till people start questioning where I draw the line. Have you ever thought what it means to “write”? What does the action of “writing” actually mean? I know most would think…

Act I: Where intention meets interpretation

Drawings and expressions that we have on our face may not necessarily convey the meaning that we desire to get across to our audiences. We tend to miscommunicate and the message gets lost somewhere in between. There are three particular situations that we will constantly face: Locutionary act – what we literally say, or express…

The Artistic Voice: Text and Image

I believe in a visual language that should be as strong as the written word. – David Lachapelle, Artist To many, images and text are classified as separate entities. They are put into separate boxes, where the production of images demonstrates the development of artistic ability and flare, and the production of text shows a person’s…

Graffical Text, Textual Graffiti

What is your impression of graffiti? Vandalism?                   Illegible text and image?                                     Maybe just images and no hint of text? JUST street art? Think about it…. Is it art?…

Ancient Languages: Chinese and Hieroglyphs

Some of you may still not be convinced of the interconnectedness of text and images. But the thing is that this intertwined hybrid has been around through the ages. Two of the most ancient languages were derived from images – Chinese and Hieroglyphics. These two languages used by the Chinese and Egyptians used images to…

Expressions

Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters. – Lady Macbeth,  Macbeth I.V. If images can be read like the written word, why not people’s expressions? The quote from Shakespeare’s Macbeth is an apt example of how a person’s face can be likened to a book that people read….