Text fragments from the poem by Jackson MacLow
Calligraphy, drawing, and Binding by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco, 2014
9 x 12" 16 bound mylar pages
The work of Jackson Mac Low served as inspiration for this book. The marks/drawing and lettering have been done in response to some of his various voice and instrumental compositions. The readable texts in the work are fragments from the Stein poems that he wrote between 1998 and 2003. In these poems he used his "deterministic" procedure for their development. My work in this book, made up of mylar pages, attempts to capture MacLow's experimentation and crossing of boundaries. The expressive calligraphic lettering and drawings gain a special richness because the show-through, and shimmering sheen of the mylar.