My poetry uses contranyms (words containing their own contradiction) to provide tension, as in the optical illusion of Rubin’s vase, (profiles of two faces.)
The lettering is laid out on a grid so that each character occupies a square, with each letter left aligned without line spacing. This produces a textual grid that looks like hieroglyphics: this is a meaningful reference since hieroglyphics are studied to learn about the cultures that produced them, and I use poetry to deconstruct our culture.(Sometimes the text is laid out in a mirror image, with a nod to Leonardo da Vinci.)
I am interested in language, identity and belief systems. I explore layers of meaning through hand-drawn images combined with structured poems to communicate aspects of the human condition which go, by and large, unexamined.