One thing we can count on as we make our annual poetry plans is that ekphrastic poems will be in the mix. We usually share photos with one another and often will write to a photo that is not our own. Since our theme for the year is transformation, I posted photos related to an exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum entitled Transformed: Objects Reimagined by American Artists. I've seen this exhibit twice now and am endlessly fascinated by it. Here is the plaque that describes it.
two sides, two edges -- transformed
- Tanita Davis
- Mary Lee Hahn
- Sara Lewis Holmes
- Kelly Ramsdell
- Laura Purdie Salas
- Liz Garton Scanlon
- Andi Sibley
Would you like to try the next challenge? Next month the form we are tackling is the etheree. This is a ten-line form that begins with a one-syllable word and grows by one syllable each line until you arrive at line ten (which has ten syllables). You can learn more about this form at Poetry Magnum Opus. We are still working on the theme of transformation. We hope you'll join us. Are you in? Good! You’ve got a month to craft your creation(s), then share your offering with the rest of us on March 31st in a post and/or on social media with the tag #PoetryPals. We look forward to reading your poems!
I hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference. Happy poetry Friday, friends!
Quilting, as I am learning, is DEFINITELY "where math and art collide." What a gorgeous piece of fiber art. History and culture are circling there, along with the past and present.ReplyDelete
Where math and art collide!! Gosh this is gorgeous and fits with the image so perfectly. (Also, I loved that Jasper Johns quote, too. I saw his retrospective at the Whitney last year and haven't stopped thinking of his bottomless -- relentless, almost -- making.)ReplyDelete
Before reading your poem, Tricia, I saw the quilt as a collection of book spines. :-) Of course, I love your take on this "impossible shape," "where math and art collide"!ReplyDelete
Oh, that collision and curl. The brevity of this poem makes it even more powerful. Like Marti, I saw book spines :>)ReplyDelete
I like that Jasper Johns quote, too. "Conversation" is such a great name for Marie Watts' quilt. No boundaries between the historical fabrics, the artist, you and your vision, and us.ReplyDelete
I can see the influence of Jasper Johns in this piece, even as the artist makes it her own. "one surface no boundaries" YESReplyDelete
Despite this not being books, I still want to see them that way - an endless curl of books, where art and math collide... Definitely the quote makes the whole project -- do something, then do something else, and then you have... art. I love it.ReplyDelete
Tricia, Jasper Johns quote links art with the theme of transformation and to your poem. "where math and art collide"-fabulous ending!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! The math and the art really do collide. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Tricia, I love the collision, and I, too, am fascinated by this artwork. Your poem is fun and a lovely honoring of this complex beauty.ReplyDelete
It's always an inspiration to experience what artists do, however the transformation or the creative us of materials. This is spectacular, Tricia, and the math connection, "no boundaries" - intriguing. I'm glad you shared!ReplyDelete
What a perfect image for a "conversation" - where open minds and hearts might continue to mine the depth and breadth of thought.ReplyDelete
You made me look more closely and deeply at the image and wow — yes to "where math and art collide."ReplyDelete