Association follows impression and experience.
Visiting the Bastion Saint-Jaume in Antibes at the Côte d'Azur, I was impressed by the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa's work "Nomade". It represents a person made of letters, eight meters high, hollow, crouching with his - or her - arms around the knees, looking out at the Mediterranean sea. You can walk into the sculpture and experience the installation from inside. The sculpture communicates its meaning through sound and light but mostly language. The artist expresses that language, spoken or written, is more then a message.
He describes language as an envelope, which covers the matter and energy that forms our being. And it carries our energy through our words into the future.
Contemplating about my impression, I associate this visual and intellectual experience with the words of the founder and publisher of Thornwillow, Luke Ives Pontifell:
"The Written Word is Tomorrow's Memory of Today"