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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fabric of Life


The Fabric of Life
by Kay Ryan

It is very stretchy.
We know that, even if
many details remain
sketchy. It is complexly
woven. That much too
has pretty well been 
proven. We are loath
to continue our lessons,
which consist of slaps
as sharp and dispersed 
as bee stings from
a smashed nest,
when any strand snaps --
hurts working far past
the locus of rupture,
attacking threads 
far beyond anything
we would have said
connects.

This was an exercise I did for Misty Mawn's class. It was abstract week; something I really enjoyed. Every week we add poetry (either found, by a favorite poet or written by us) to our work if we wish. Again, something I LOVE. No expectations when I sat down this morning. That's always the most fun. This is the result. Happy weekend everybody!

12 comments:

Carol said...

Love both the poem and the art!!

Carola Bartz said...

Having no expectations is the best starting point, I think. Just see where it will lead you - I love that approach. And your work is beautiful, I love the poem, it compliments your work.

Sunshineshelle said...

Pam I had to look at the big version of this I LOVE it, the poem & image, wonderful result, now go frame it!!!

Victoria said...

Wow..super powerful words..and super gorgeous art! Always inspiring and magical visiting your realm! Fabulous!
Victoria

Gloria said...

Love the poem and the intensity of it, and your piece is wonderful. You rock!! Have a great piece.

Clare said...

I love this art work, its free and feels like its floating - nothing held too tight. The poem is wonderful too.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

She is AMAZING! I love the way you wrote across the corner and all the elements you used to create her- gorgeous work!

Carolyn Dube said...

Love how you framed her in such a powerful white! She just grabs my eye! Fantastic poem that adds another layer of depth to her!

Lori Saul said...

It's so funny- I just posted a piece with a Kay Ryan poem as well. This is such a lovely piece. There is a quietness to it , reflective and a connection to the weave of word and image!

Bill said...

Perfect. I love the grunginess of it.

Pam Tucker said...

Thank you ALL so much! I really appreciate it! :-)

Christine Krauss said...

One of my all-time favs I think! I adore this piece Pam! You're rockin' the house! Brill! <3