Letters of the alphabet are interesting and attractive symbols we have invested with meaning.  A work of art can be made with no reference to that meaning using the letters for their interesting shapes at all anglesImage

A page of  ImageHiragana is attractive and intriguing although it conveys little meaning to the average non Japanese person.

A page of music looks meaningless to someone who doesn’t read music, yet the dots symbolise  letters that name music notes and the letters represent chords.  Image

Children usually struggle to make the individual letters for some time before they combine them to make words. Here is an early attempt to put letters together,


and here a slightly more sophisticated effort——Image

My response to the weekly photo challenge  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/letters/