poemimage

Where text meets image. Where the visual intersects the literary. Often posting 1st drafts and editing in (almost) real time.

Expressive Encounter

I worked on the back porch early

drinking black coffee

like in a trance

creating expressive black & white works on paper

I thought of as ‘cave art.’

As the rising sun created light and heat

Denisovans climbed the back stairs

to the porch.

Denisovans stood watching me

in a dark and cool room.

I pointed outside the window

they touched their skin.

O’ Dishcloth Colour of the Sun

A classic Piet Mondrian composition collaged incorporating a photograph of my sister’s heroic torn dishcloth.

A ceiling light reflected on the floor, beside the dishcloth, resembling the flame of an oil lamp.

A dyed cotton weave delivering flame to Mondrian’s composition.

Mondrian’s static & inorganic (yet dynamic) composition collaged with incongruity, warmth & organic emotion.

Energy (like Van Gogh’s sunflowers) frayed & twisted contrasting with Mondrian’s geometric formula.