What Grows Here?

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What grows here?
the mystery of
opposites
combining
cells dividing reaching towards
the sky’s endless crown

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“Until around the 19th century, Europeans had thought of the horns of a stag as essentially branches, like those of a tree, growing out of its head.”
–Boria Sax, “Imaginary Animals”

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Collage and shadorma in response to Jane Dougherty’s tree challenge.

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38 responses to “What Grows Here?”

  1. Claudia McGill says :

    I love the collage, so full of magic and exploding with life. And I must say I still think of antlers as branches growing out of a deer’s head. Oh dear. Anyway. And then the poem and the combination of the art and poem. Just wonderful and really made me feel – hopeful and cheerful, like a new day starting, because this looks like the beginning of creation to me – everything flying out into the world to find its place.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Claudia. I hadn’t really articulated it, but it did give me hope to put this together, because, Life! So amazing, and it keeps regenerating and it doesn’t need us humans at all.

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  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Wow, Claudia said that so much better than I was about to. I love this. So much to take in and absorb. Of course, I’m drawn to the many faces, but I love the breaks in the action here too, the areas of rest for the eye that make the detailed sections with so much life all the more appealing. Really love this! And again, beautiful pairing with your verse. What ground are you using here? I like that there’s even texture in it. Really beautiful, Kerfe. πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’š

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  3. Jane Dougherty says :

    Claudia nailed it. I most enjoyed the antlers and the word association of crown and thorns. Your crown of antler thorns is so much more attractive (and pagan) than the other more lugubrious kind.

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  4. outsideauthority says :

    Glorious, I like the umbrella!

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  5. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Wow…so much whimsy and color in this one! Very cool! β€οΈπŸ˜ƒAnd I didn’t know that about stags…that’s amazing! Hehe

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  6. Jodi says :

    WOW! Jaw dropping – speechless – I could look at this for hours! You are amazing Kerfe! You show us such new ways to see things. Thank you!! ❀

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  7. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    What a truly amazing piece of work!

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  8. Sharon Mann says :

    Kerfe, your imagination is soaring to new heights. This piece will take a while to soak in. Outstanding!

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  9. Teresa Robeson says :

    And what a marvelous antler tree that is!

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  10. memadtwo says :

    Really great, Kerfe. You could get lost in this one.

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  11. Jennifer G. Knoblock says :

    This is beautiful–poem and collage. Makes me happy, too, especially all the flowers. πŸ™‚

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  12. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful–and thought-provoking, both collage and poem.

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  13. artandmoondreams says :

    Fantastic collage, love all the images so rich in its own story, and the pairing with the shadorma is icing on the cake.

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  14. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    The collage is cool! Love it!

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