by Will Meier
I call these pieces Paintings, with multiple meanings intended. Most glibly, the nomenclature refers to the context in which they are supposed to be viewed — in person, printed large, framed and hung on a wall in a gallery setting where they can be viewed communally. On another level it refers to their written esthetic — a continuous run-on of an idea seen all at once, unpaced by punctuation, potentially navigable in a variety of directions and levels of attentiveness. Lastly, it refers to their psychological effect — in their imagistic language, they paint a picture in the mind’s eye. Who says writing can’t be viewed like art?