made for Hompson’s solo exhibition at Bound & Unbound artist’s book gallery in 1991
signed, dated and numbered by the artist in pencil across bottom front
Noted for his association to the Fluxus movement, Hompson often used text in a visual form in posters, pamphlets, artists’ books, mail art and other works. His large-sized blocky format conversational exchanges with the descriptions of the scene standing in for the images themselves appeared as sharp bits of language that seem partial or overheard. Hompson’s own name was equally an engagement with the meaning and structures attached to language in that it was a transposition of the letters of his birth name, David E. Thompson.