Sidebar images from "Literal Art: Neither Lines nor Pixels but
17.sidebar.1. the sequence 'empty2alone'
shows the successive stages of a transliteral morph from a
word-for-character English translation of a classical Chinese
quatrain by Wang Wei to a free adaptation of the same poem by
17.sidebar.2.'flesh' is what I call a
transliteral register (playing on 'registration' in printing). the
successive phases of transliteral morphs from the word 'incarnate'
to the words 'to,' 'make,' and 'flesh' are overlayed, then the
source words, slightly misregistered, are set in white over the
ensuing mass of black letter shapes. 'flesh' was produced for the
exhibtion 'Resolute' at the Platform Gallery, London, 1 January,
2000. 'flesh' was a new year's resolution.