I have always loved to write, poems mostly. In the last two years I have been writing more than in the past and taking it quite seriously. I participated in an Inprint class the last two months and it was amazing. My teacher was brilliant. Writing and art making go hand in hand for me. That is why I am seeking to fuse the two in my current work. I want to draw on my poems and write on my drawings. I want to cover the walls with drawings and poems. I think there are always connections between the two in my work although they may not be readily apparent. Here are some quotes by poets and artists I have come across lately that speak to me.
Nature is a psychopath.
Humor is disruptive of authority.
Nothingness if a structure.
...the hand in art...stay malleable.
...handwriting around the edge like tatting, like lace made by hand.
...by getting the reader to participate in making the meaning does it become a poem.
Your thorns are the best part of you.
Most natural emeralds are heavily flawed.
The days you work are the best days.
For everything we reveal we must conceal four times.