Thoughts in Patterns is a collection of books of textual imagery. I have been creating picture poems for more than fifty-years, starting with being a street-artist in New York City in the 1960s then New Orleans in the early 1970s. My work from the late 1960s to mid-1970s was primarily paintings with text embedded. Beginning mid-1970s and through the late 1990s I used photographs. For the past twenty-years my work has been a combination of paintings and photographs as well as other media along with a growing use of digital media. My photographs are from my travels and more recently from studio work using blue-screen and objects.