It is easy for the viewer to understand the purpose of text that can be read, but having text that can't be read can baffle some; so why do we do it?
As humans we can recognise the written word, whether we can actually understand it or not, and so it draws us in. Text piques our interest - we want to try and make sense of it; you could say it's like solving a puzzle. That's why, when you are travelling, foreign scripts are so fascinating.
and then sometimes we just want to use text for texture or because of the elegance shape of the letters....
Join us again to see how we use text in our own work,
Hazel & Terry