Tuesday, January 17, 2017

creative energy

On this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, my good friend, a fellow collage artist... a brother in our journey... Anthony Morgan and I spent days in my studio creating various sketches and artworks (I also culled and cleaned areas in my studio). It was an exhilarating environment and I appreciate our time together warmly. Her are a few products of our efforts (one of which which will be featured in the upcoming exhibit at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY):

Saturday, January 14, 2017

more ekphrasis?

This poem is what I would, perhaps loosely, describe as an ekphrastic poem. It was "inspired" by the element that I used as a substrate for this collage. I tried to use the words and phrases from the substrate to create an "acceptable" piece of poetry. Not the best poem, but a novelty poem none the less. I will be reading this poem as one of three at the upcoming Southern Humanities conference in Louisville, KY:

Advice from a certain type of writer

The First Lesson is done.
At 8
it is over…
leave; turn the page

The Second Lesson is,
“don’t plagiarize”.
Don’t use the phrase “A lurid fire failed”
Don’t use the phrase “A dull jailer sulks”.

The Third Lesson is,
“Be truthful, not fitful”.
You will touch hearts,
your tales remembered

The Fourth Lesson? …“explore”
Take wild walks in forests dark
…with folk and fowl and spooks and ghosts
Create wild work

The Fifth Lesson is nostalgic.
Understand that old junk links lives
The velvet and flannel
The big barn, and novels

What is the Sixth Lesson?
Exile the clock!
use everything you now have;

There are no limits …excel

Monday, January 9, 2017

South Side Sally revisited

The couple who bought this piece of mine a couple years ago have created a great treatment for it on the wall of the room. The substrate is the south side area of New York City. I am flattered! (the original post was 12/30/11)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Spontaneous pariedolia

Only have time for a "quickie" today as I head out to see a friend at Rutgers University. I just had to post this gem from my time in the studio last night. Perhaps a good way to begin the new year ;-)