fire comp 1

In the intersection between
earth and air—in the space between
coming and going, was and to be—

The other side is inverted
consumed created inserted—
energy takes form—threshold, key–

Opposites crushed in collusion–
time transfigured by illusion—
door opening to nobody.

Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above, was the inspiration for my poem and art.  I painted the fire, then cut it into squares, rearranged it, and stitched it together.  The poetry form is nove otto.

fire scan s

I don’t know why, but this photo reminded me of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.  Is that his hat burning…?

fire comp 2




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36 responses to “Mask”

  1. Sue Vincent says :

    I love that last line 🙂

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  2. memadtwo says :

    You never cease to amaze me.

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  3. outsideauthority says :

    I love the stitched one, so much more than its parts

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  4. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Absolutely wonderful image.

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  5. Poet Rummager says :

    The whole process of you creating your vivid art, cutting it up, then rearranging the pieces goes perfectly with your poem.

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  6. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow! Love your vibrant colors and the variegated thread you used to stitch it together. Is it on fabric or paper? Great poem too! 👍😄

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Jill. Fire! the colors do vibrate. I used 2 strands of black and 2 of white together to stitch. You can also get a lot of richness using close colors together like that. It’s stitched on paper…my favorite stitching medium of the moment.

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      • Jill Kuhn says :

        It reminds me of some leaf prints I did on paper using fabric dye and salt. I then stitched several squares together. I like your idea of creating your own thread combination. Cheaper too! 🎨👍

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  7. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Wonderful poem, and I always love the artwork!

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  8. Jodi says :

    love what you did with this – beautiful colors – love the patchwork stitched together – and then the lovely words – awesome!

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  9. D. Wallace Peach says :

    So creative and mystical. I love seeing what you do with the prompts.

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  10. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Totally see that fire and your poem speaks to the subsequent patched art quilt. Very engaging, Kerfe.

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  11. Evelyn Flint says :

    Beautiful vibrant work!

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  12. davekingsbury says :

    Arthur Brown still performing – a recent photo that almost rivals the colours in your vibrant pictures …

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  13. davisbrotherlylove says :

    beautiful, Kerfe. love the stitching!


  14. merrildsmith says :

    Somehow I missed this one. I love all the opposites and between of the poem–and the energy, like the Big Bang. I always enjoy how you stitched together paintings, too.

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