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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Poetry in Pictures


I participated in the Poet/Artist Collaboration at Crossings Gallery in April (www.CrossingsAtCarnegie.com). 25 poets submitted poems and 25 juried artists each picked a poem to illustrate. The poem I chose celebrated how fleeting patterns of light can transform even the most lowly objects into objects of beauty. For my subject I chose eggplants. And to really challenge myself, I painted them in oils, with a painting knife rather than a brush. They were such great fun to paint, I did two! One 11x14 for the exhibit, and one 6x8.I named them "Kitchen Jewels". At the reception for the exhibit the poet was pleased with what her poem inspired. Painting is such an adventure, you never know what it will bring.

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