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Old 09-17-2010, 05:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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found words scatterling haiku

Found words scatterling haiku.

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Kinda reminds me of the ransom notes made with letters and words clipped from magazines...
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...how the American POW's in German prision camps 'communicated' with Military leaders back in USA...via letter and word "distance" or "interval" positionings.
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You made me think of the song "Scatterlings Of Africa" by Juluka.

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I had to double check the spelling of scatterling on Google -- the standard spellchecker in Firefox didn't recognize it...

It is kind of the inverse of those "ransom notes" and keeping it all from one page is setting the limits. It is subtractive in the art sense, and I like how the page tells the story of the process, and shows the results at the same time. On some poems, Austin changes the order of the words by forming a "dashed line" path with the blackout marker.




Or a simple drawing:


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