Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Reductio Ad Absurdum

Thanks to a friend, I stumbled across this book, which I am currently reading. What the poet does is quite simple and awesome: he picks a page of the New York Times and blackens it with a permanent marker, eliminating the words he doesn't need. The result is something that is art, poetry, and a tinge of humour.

Quite an interesting concept of creation. More than creating, it's eliminating, negating. 
I think I shall try this. 


Ashmita said...

Shit. Brilliant.
I need me a copy.
I should get in landmark no?

Espèra said...

Ooooh. Vairy original. And it's so simple that I wonder why no one ever thought of it before. :)

Jack said...


WOW! Some innovation!

Take care

PS : No replies or visits, very busy in college, is it?

Goldbug said...

what a fun idea! did u do one of your own then?

Meera Vijayann said...

Wow. That is brilliant.