I have begun a project that addresses the crosscurrents between my need to make visual art and my awareness that my world view is shaped by reading (the instigator of empathy) and writing (a source of self-discovery). It has become increasingly critical for me to use words in my work in a meaningful and beautifully visual way. In this new piece I will engage not my own words but those of modernist master, James Joyce. Words once considered dirty; filthy; no better than household scum. 265,000 words so unclean that they were prosecuted for obscenity in the United States, and for 12 years after their first appearance in print, considered unfit for publication in the United Kingdom. I’m referring, of course, to the text of Joyce’s groundbreaking novel, Ulysses.

-- the first paragraph of Jessica Deane Rosner's artist statement for her "Ulysses and the Gloves" project. Click here to read the rest of Rosner's artist statement.
Max Froumentin is a French artist and software engineer who created joyce-textorized, a fantastic image based on a photo of James Joyce that appears on the International James Joyce Foundation website, as well as here on Bloomsday2012.org. 

Froumentin created the Textorizer software that was used to generate the image on the right. Click here to try it out! 
joyce-textorized by Max Froumentin. This image
is being used with permission from the artist. 
O OLHO BOM, 2012 by Helga Corrêa. Collage and graphic effects. 15 X 13 cm. Corrêa is a visual artist and engraver who lives in Santa Maria, Brazil.