"Words begin as description. They are prismatic, vehicles of hidden, deeper shades of thought." Susan Brind Morrow, THE NAME OF THINGS
Japanese book cover, weathered and worn
And it was at that age--
Poetry arrived in search of me....
Pablo Neruda, Poetry
Ellen Meloy, artist-naturalist wrote such beautiful prose in her luminous mix of memoir and natural history, THE ANTHOLOGY OF TURQUOISE: Meditations on Landscape, Art and Spirit.
As you read her words, visions of landscapes rich with light, shade, textures and colors spark your imagination.
"Art can be much more than eye candy. By appealing to the senses, one can evoke a deeper response--one that is memorable and lasting." Lisa L. Cyr, ART REVOLUTION
One such artist who seems to go deeper, to a more poetic place is Linda, from Quebec. Her imagery, like poetry, seems to peel away the layers to reveal a simpler, more elemental, yet more mysterious human connection. You can find her blog here,
and more of her luminous imagery at Les Brumes flickr page here.
(The above 3 images and the one below are from
her Flickr stream, with permission.)
...I don't know where it came from,
From winter or a river.
I don't know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not words,
nor silence...and it touched me. Pablo Neruda, Poetry
Another artist who speaks to me as non-verbal visual poetry is Lissa Hunter. You can find her book, LISSA HUNTER: Histories Real and Imagined
by Abby Johnston at Amazon.com. You can find more of her beautiful poetic works here.
(The following 3 images are from Lissa's website, with permission).
"I came to feel that an artist is doing most when he is projecting his own humaness and doing this with utmost intimacy, candor and precision." Elmer Bischof
"Lissa makes visible the architecture of an internal universe, revealing the corners, the doorways, the attics where our histories accumulate." Abby Johnston