Special Feature: Beyond the Wall - A Visual Writing Exhibit
“Free Expression”

Illinois artist, Andrew Topel’s visual writing, like Touchon’s, seems to emphasize, in the presentation of the varieties of color, fonts and direction of letters, the liberty—rather than the restriction—of poetic expression. The sense presented is that meaning created with language-use is from diversity and imagination rather than deterring sequential formality and precise, labored, one-to-one signification. In the extreme randomness and disorientation of this artwork there is also a sense of scientific complexity and electronic circuitry.