Nothing is Empty

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To find the place where words and image meet. To explore the integration of form and content. To refine and expand the old. To wade into and confront the new. To add threads to the weaving of the web, voice and hands singing. To call and to respond.

The circle dances,
the snake becomes a flower–
what is and is not?

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dVerse is asking for a haibun about the plans we have for our writing…as you may know, plans are not my forte.  But I have lots of ideas.

The collage is from 1979; in my cleaning I found several portfolios of old work and I’ve started photographing them.  Through the magic of Photoshop, I’ve added a recent watercolor.  The Old always informs the New (and vice versa of course), and may be just as surprising upon rediscovery.  I wish I still had some of that rice paper; I remember it well.

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28 responses to “Nothing is Empty”

  1. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Mysterious and thoughtful! Life is interesting

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    Your poem describes you well. What I like about this collage are the bits of black and white scattered about and then my eye is brought back to the added rice paper.

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  3. Jodi says :

    I love how you do this daily and inspire us Kerfe: a place where words and image meet. To explore the integration of form and content.

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  4. Evelyn Flint says :

    Lovely collages – I like the orange and grey colour mix, they work so well together…. !!

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  5. rivrvlogr says :

    Right away, I recognized your method in your words.

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  6. Jill Kuhn says :

    I like your colors and how the circle brings my eyes in to the middle. A square and a circle. I also enjoy finding work from my past and seeing what colors were singing to me at that time. Wonderful verse too, Kerfe. 😊

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  7. Frank Hubeny says :

    Best wishes for success in finding where words and images meet. I would like to be able to do that as well.

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  8. Linda Kruschke says :

    Love your haibun, with each sentence beginning “To . . .” Sounds like a great plan to me.

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  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    I really love ekphrasis.. to make words and images symbiotic to prove that they make each other grow

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  10. merrildsmith says :

    This is so magical. I love it! 🙂

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  11. Victoria C. Slotto says :

    Beautiful collage and thought-provoking haibun. You manage to say much in few words. I appreciate that.

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  12. Singledust says :

    the magic of old reinvented with new technology always surprises me, coming from the age of cranky old typewriters to touch screen writing, I am humbled by the young teaching me new too. i love the new watercolour you have added to lovely artwork, it blends in beautifully.

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