"There is an art of writing which starts with letters rather than words, and explores ways they can be broken down, distorted and recombined. The letters, symbols and marks I use in my writing are best described as “glyphs”. Between 1998 and approximately 2008, I created many pages of improvised combinations of glyphs, some of them familiar and easily recognizable, and some not. A variety of writing tools were used: pens, pencils, marker pens, Chinese brush with bottled ink, and atomiser spray bottle with ink. Almost always, they were made on ordinary white A4 sized office paper.
The process of reading these glyphs is up to the reader. Regular reading of pages full of words is like walking on a level path with no obstacles, so that most readers travel at full steam ahead to get to the end of each page. In this collection, the idea isn't to read each page quickly and then turn the page. You are invited to ponder, even to find partial meanings or no meaning at all, at whatever speed works for you."
— Tim Gaze
"By inviting us to read and ponder these pages, Tim Gaze is opening the box of a game without rules –a game of communication that uses gestural marks he calls glyphs. Deliberate reading and pondering enables one to contemplate some of our most delicate linguistic issues — without being encumbered by words."
— Rosaire Appel, Author of Zinc Zanc Zunc: An Asemic Conjugation