Part 8: Evolution of the Novel

These four galleries show how the artistic style of this novel about Simon Paternoster and Zoë Trouvères evolved. Poet and author, Simon Miles, started writing it in a conventional way on his word processor but found he was unable to express his ideas in words alone. After experimenting with different text layouts on the dot matrix printer he switched to a visual style that is a mélange of text, collage, cut-outs and concrete poetry.