Junk Mail Art: Air into Wind

witness everything s

blood of water, woods, earth–
birth in death
breath transforming air into wind, wild
child of the dawn,
eons compressed between
unseen boundaries
freezing in hard fire, ashes becoming
humming sounds, wings
singing legends, serving the sky,
high above the morning star glowing
blowing currents ancient, storied–
blood of water, woods, earth

Feathered serpent, sky snake, Quetzalcoatl is the Aztec god of wind and learning, lord of the dawn.  Consumed by divine fire, his ashes became birds, while his heart became the morning star.

witness everything close up

Quetzalcoatl, associated with both Christ and the Phoenix, is the vital breath that holds heaven and earth together.

This junk mail collage is from a group of 13 mythological junk mail art pieces I did, inspired by Boria Sax’s book “Imaginary Creatures”.  Two of the pieces from this group which I submitted to the online journal “Right Hand Pointing”  appear in Issue 98Check it out; there’s lots of wonderful work to interest both artists and poets.

Other junk mail art from this group can be seen here, here, and here.

The poem includes the words from the secret keeper’s prompt this week:

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25 responses to “Junk Mail Art: Air into Wind”

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Congratulations on having your work published, Kerfe! Wow, these collages are really intriguing. So much to see and so many conflicting emotions while viewing. Calmness and unease, all at the same time! 💜

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  2. Jodi says :

    AWESOME Piece today Kerfe! Art and words! Wow! And Right Hand Pointing is very cool today! woohoo for you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Wonderful and intriguing collages, Kerfe. They seem to spring from a deep well of inspiration.

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  4. Sharon Mann says :

    Wow, It’s takes me time to digest your words and collage, there is so much creativity to absorb. Thank you for your link to your published work Kerfe.

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  5. rivrvlogr says :

    Your words tell the story well.

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  6. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Yey for being published in the journal! And you must get some interesting junk mail to arrive at the grand selection of color and texture that you do for this collage. Wonderful!

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  7. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    So cool and congrats on being published! Very creative as always!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    I never know with your poems whether I ought to be uplifted or to dash behind the sofa and hide 🙂

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  9. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Fantastic image and words today, Kerfe! 😍And that’s so awesome to be published in that issue (that’s the pub name ever!)… long live your junk mail art! You already know I’m a fan!

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  10. merrildsmith says :

    Your art and poem are so fantastical–bizarre and beautiful.
    Perhaps emblematic of current times.

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  11. Dave Whatt says :


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  12. kestrelart says :

    Quetzalcoatlus is also the genus name for vast flying reptiles which roamed the skies and fed on small sauropod dinosaurs gulped down whole. I have a soft spot for this mythology.

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