I had a little tea party this afternoon at three. Twas very small - three quests in all, just I, myself and me. Myself ate all the sandwiches, while I drank all the tea. Twas also I who ate the pie and passed the cake to me.
The concept of hiding and revealing type on the printed page and creating an art object is reminescent of Tom Philips’ treated novel; the humument, in which he drew and painted over 360 pages of dense type. The results of which are brilliant and can be found reproduced online on this excellent website.
A Humument is a sustained manipulation and restructuring of W.H. Mallock’s forgotten Victorian novel A Human Document. Working directly on original pages, Tom Phillips eliminates sections of text to reveal residual and previously hidden syntagms.