What we were responding to in our pieces was the interaction between different forms of visual communication. Words are filled with visual symbolism. The individual letters inform the reader how the word should be vocalized, as well as the individual letters put together create an idea or image. Visual art communicates in a different way. It takes things such as forms, colors, and lines to create ideas. Some of the questions that arose were, "Can words communicate the same idea as an image?", "Because of the different way of communication, is one form more effective or overpowering compared to the other?", "How can you use the combination of them to create emotion or meaning?".
As writers and readers, we most commonly experience words the same way. Black words arranged on a white page. Though the combination of visual ideas with text is not new. In America we are constantly exposed to flashy advertisements, for example. They are meant to inform and influence you, and are different from a hybrid art that is not meant for commercial purposes. Text and images can interact together in a creative way to express emotions and ideas.