We all look through windows surrounded by the sea (for Howard Hodgkin)

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Equal to
the task:  a gesture,
the texture
of brushstrokes,
a conversation beyond
white.  Abstractions act

as ruses,
memories summoned
into light.
Dig deeply
into the familiar and
hold it close.  Timeless.

Image result for howard hodgkin for matisse

I wanted to acknowledge the great Howard Hodgkin, who died this week at age 84.  My collage is an homage to his painting, above, “For Matisse”.  His work often evokes windows, a subject Matisse was fond of as well.

The poem uses the secret keeper’s words for this week.

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10 responses to “We all look through windows surrounded by the sea (for Howard Hodgkin)”

  1. davidguerrieriwrites says :

    Great use of tone to give depths to your piece, it’s quite inspiring. Best DG.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. merrildsmith says :

    Great use of the prompt words. I love how your collage seems to draw the viewer into that window.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Jodi says :

    Beautiful acknowledgement!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Leonie Andrews says :

    Love the collage. I also love Hodgkins’ work.

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