"Vertical Thoughts" - a book by Ptrzia (TICTAC) (Starnberg, Germany)

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Cover of Vertical Thoughts by IUOMA member Ptrzia (TICTAC) (Starnberg, Germany)

May 22, 2014 - TICTAC sent me a package of mail-art that includes her artists book Vertical Thoughts, a remarkable series of her distinctive visual poems. The book is documented here from front-to-back:

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Above: Inside front cover of Vertical Thoughts by TICTAC

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Single page from Vertical Thoughts: TICTAC’s visual poems are (often geometrically centered) constructs of images integrated with symbols sometimes incorporating puns and wordplay

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Her work tends toward the minimal and uses overlays sparingly

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The title Vertical Thoughts suggests linearity involved in reading and the unfolding process of ideas and memories. The work above could be viewed as a mapping of consciousness in time with circles identifying areas of attention and concentration, a very abstract and meditative approach

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The unfolding vertical patterns also suggest syntax

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Here (above) is the center section of Vertical Thoughts

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Another view of the center section showing the use of transparent sheets and holes

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Vertical Thoughts uses the structure of a series a lyric poems

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Information about the edition included in Vertical Thoughts by TICTAC

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Inside back cover of Vertical Thoughts

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A TICTAC stamp

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The envelope containing Vertical Thoughts also held ephemera including this postcard

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The reverse side (above) references the book

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The envelope

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Detail from the reverse side of the envelope

Many thanks to Ptrzia TICTAC for this stellar work!

Make sure to visit TICTAC’s blog:


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Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 23, 2014 at 10:05pm

Very nice to hear from you, Tiziana.

Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on May 23, 2014 at 7:21pm

Great Artistbook, Ptrzia!

You are always good, nice and elegant.

Grande Libro d'Artista, Ptrzia!

Sei sempre bravissima e raffinata.



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