Held Together Arts
SOME OF MY POETRY
I create Illuminated Poetry. These are works in which I give poems (my own and those of others) a certain overall design that seems to fit the poem’s spirit with a reverence of attention to detail akin to Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts. Featured in this collection is a group of Emily Dickinson poems, that inspired me to make visible what I sensed as an underlying structure. I call this group “Geometry for Emily D.”
I use traditional drawing and painting materials (watercolor, ink, charcoal, etc.) as well as digital imaging software. The finished output is a high-resolution digital print made on archival quality ink jet paper. These prints are meant to be displayed on a wall so that their wisdom can infiltrate the room and offer, through daily familiarity, the opportunity of memorization that lets you “own” the poems.
GEOMETRY FOR EMILY D.