In·ter·punct shares book reviews, art news, lit theory and daily musings from the intimate lives of writers. It seeks to highlight, in an edgy and sprightly fashion, the poetic moments that punctuate our lives.
I adore a great piece of hilarity in art. My own writing has a lot of humor in it, and I really appreciate the irony of this work. The artist wanted to be entertaining, and he succeeded.
There was no mystery to what this artist was trying to do. I like that. The bold, just say what you have to say and that’s it kind of art. The “I don’t have a reason to exist other than I’m funny” kind of art. The “non-ambiguous” not-just-a-bunch-of-shapes art. Just words that make you feel something.
This is another incredible example of text being the main and most important part of the piece. It could have been any image behind it, but the bear’s shocked face with the pink background brings an innocence that has such a dichotomy to it that really drew me in. That and the quote is just so fantastical. It makes it even better that this was in “The Sunshine State” where this could have actually happened.
I believe that traditional art has its place, and is remarkable in its own right, however, I really appreciate the newer style of art that incorporates language in as well. Nothing can quite tell a story like language can, and even then, the thoughts can be lost in translation.
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." – George Bernard Shaw.
Like, I mostly don’t know what this piece is saying, but I was shocked by the word choice and the uncommon place of not assuming it would be a girl. I was jarred and drawn to the font overlap. Something so simple, brought out by the gold leaf behind it.
This thought pattern can be seen readily in Miami. Glitz, glam and flash are all that matter to the majority of Miami’s visitors. Decency, good character and a warm heart are not seen as easily and are definitely not as sought after here. Everyone wants to be the sexiest, the shiniest, or the weirdest. No matter what the cost.
And sometimes, that creates some really cool things. Take these chairs with cactuses coming out of them. Some really weird, interesting person had to come up with that. These were featured in Design Miami, the hottest, newest pieces of furniture to hit the city of heat.
It is truly remarkable that something with so much color can have less of an impact than this black, white and gray piece, all because text was incorporated. This is the power of words.
In·ter·punct shares interviews, expositions, poems and daily musings from the intimate lives of writers. Like the interpunct, which is a middot used to separate syllables, this blog seeks to highlight, in an edgy and sprightly fashion, the poetic moments that punctuate our lives.