Inside the letter, Roy shows me something of his process for creating a remarkable little semiotic poem. He begins by sketching out his "assignment":
Roy Arenella, Draft of "From Point thru Word to Line" (7 Nov 2004)
Then he revises the poem into its final form:
Roy Arenella, Final Version of"From Point thru Word to Line" (7 Nov 2004)
Quite remarkable. The letters in this poem are almost totally transformed into shapes that appear to transfer meaning to us without words. But could we read it aloud?
un violon d'ingres