Hidden Poetry by Nicola Rennie

Plutarch said that “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.” In these visualisations of famous poems, letters are replaced by colours to close the gap between painting and poetry even further. Each hue uniquely represents a letter of the alphabet - hiding poetry in plain sight. Patterns in the use of letters, words, and form emerge.

Despite the hidden nature of the words, in this visualisation of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”, the last three repetitive lines are just a distinctive as when written in words or spoken aloud.

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