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'm not looking for a literal depiction of the poem but rather I want to evoke the mood of the chosen poem. I continue to use science textbooks but I also use other types of books (memoirs, novels, travelogues) that have a scientific theme. 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 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.