Text Drawings is a series of computer manipulated images produced between 2001 (in Los Angeles) and 2005 (in Roanoke). Jim Leftwich introduced me to visual poetry, and invited me to experiment with it. The timing was right because I was studying semiotics, and rethinking visual art in terms of being a language. I had also acquired my first computer, and was experimenting with using it as a “drawing machine”. Being a visual artist, and not a poet, I chose to call my work text drawings instead of visual poetry. Details of intent, goals, issues, meaning, and interpretation may differ between my text drawings and visual poetry, but I think that visually it’s pretty much the same thing. A document of investigations, experimentation, and processes coming from two different starting points, and arriving at the same destination.