art and poetry
|your voice I, 4 x 6|
Since arriving on the island, I've grown fond of collecting old books that I find at outdoor markets and thrift shops. I use some of these books for collage projects, but others sit on my shelf waiting patiently until I hear their song and a new art project awakes in me.
|your voice II, 4 x 6|
One such book is a travel book of Europe with the inside pages measuring 4 x 6. The other day I was looking for my stash of collected postcards and came across my poetry from years back. Suddenly, it all started to come together: the book and the poems.
I used assorted papers, my original stamps, acrylic and gesso for the background. The portrait drawings and handwriting were done with micron pens, black ink.
On the phone, you tell me you love me.
And your voice echoes in my mind all day.