Pleased to have my art paired with the poetry of Devon Balwit in this issue of “the light ekphrastic”. Devon found a whole new world in my collage.
We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 30th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:
Devon Balwit – Blessing; magic (poetry)
Edward Doyle-Gillespie – Wrecker’s Cove; Socorro Prophesy (poetry)
Robbi Nester – The Lives of a River; War Rug (poetry)
Cara Ober – Meshuggeneh, This Train Don’t Stop (artwork)
Kerfe Roig – Blessing; magic (artwork)
Magan Ruthke – Wisdom in the Missouri; Hand-Woven in Afghanistan (artwork)
Crystal Snoddon – Lay Full and Sleeping; Garage Diagnosis (poetry)
Simon J. Ward – The Memory; An Atmospheric Railway (poetry)
Mychael Zulauf – Frail Forms; he returns with fire (music)
LuAnn Zubak – Lost; Untitled (artwork)
imperfectly caught life–
between thinking and acting out–
completed inside the border, this face,
this arrangement of edges on intersections
intersections on edges of arrangement–this
face, this border, the inside completed
out—acting and thinking between
life caught imperfectly–
Instead of painting this one, I used Neocolors, which worked well through layering to give the irregularity of each color Klee produced with paint. It was a real challenge–trying to get the geometry while maintaining at least a little resemblance. I think I want to try this one in collage as well. It would be like assembling a puzzle.
The circle shape of the head inspired the poem, which was also a challenge. It uses the palindrome form, where the second half reverses the word order of the first half with one word as connector. Finding words that work in both directions is also like solving a puzzle…well I do like to play with words.
You can see all the self portraits in the “100 Self Portrait” series here. Four-fifths to go.
the power of tides
to lead by following songs
tracking the crescent
eyes beckoning as startled
magnitudes shout waves of light
I may visit this cat again. I need to explore that shadow.
I’m on page 74. Lots of good work to enjoy!
We are so excited to release this work from 36 artists and writers. You can read and share it two ways:
- download it for free (yep, the whole issue is free)
- purchase a print copy at cost ($4.50 USD plus shipping).
It’s a literary journal as experience. Dive right in.
The ring rises in flames, shadows of the sun opening a path to beginning. Rocks expand and explode into ashes, illuminating the sharp contrast of future within the past. Eyes focus with renewed clarity on the intersection of time.
The cosmic altar calls. The egg of myrrh responds, acting as catalyst to wings embracing the sky.
Reflected as moon
Paired with another piece of mythological junk mail art.
become the sun
just as it rises
a mystery within
nourished by the sun
the shadow as it rises
awake it rises
tracing paths within
a silhouette in sun
the sun returning rises as the light within
For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week, “Obelisk”, below.
The Obelisk was originally an Egyptian stone monument sacred to the sun god Ra, especially associated with sunrise and sunset.
The poetic form I used was tritrina.