In the end, I still cannot disentangle both art forms. If fifteen years
ago I might have been really partial to the literature side (even a bit
dogmatically dismissing visual arts as a lesser form of expression), my
late re-discovery of painting and photography has now reinforced my
initial belief: written art is not an endangered species!
Something else changed since my high school essay: Internet became part
of our lives. Its adoption by the masses put back personal expression
on the front scene. This expression is organic, prolific and protean:
text, pictures, music. What a dull website if little or no
illustration! What a confusing one if there’s no story/substance
behind! Take Flickr for example: a simple solution to share pictures
with the option of adding stories, tags, interaction without much pain.
So here I stand today, two-faced: a side deeply fond of the act of
writing (and even more with an actual pen and paper); another one
experiencing and enjoying more and more the visual universe! Words or
Images? Like a spoiled child, I don’t want to choose: let me have WORDS AND IMAGES!
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