Visual Poems

I originally began the Visual Poem series using a 1930s physics textbook, a remnant of a former life when I analyzed bubble chamber film for a living, as source material. Using pages taken from the textbook I "find" poems and add paint to enhance the poem's meaning.  I continue to use science texts but have also included travel memoirs. All my source materials address journeys of discovery, although from very different viewpoints. Like my paintings these works address memory and place. I try to create mental images - word pictures that evoke memory, sense of place and a state of recognition. Many of the early "poems" were created during a 2015 art residency in Cambodia.