written on labor day,
2007 on linden street while listening to piano concerto no. 20
by mozart, on a car radio, sketching the arched and touching trees
on linden, near faithful street, looking downhill, away from dallas
road. sunny out, and crows like dancers and then, winging to a
high evergreen. they were the first things, animals, we took note
of here when we landed on a wintry day of lots of snow back east
to a cool day here, but with crows and roses, holly trees, etc.
we were amazed! ... anyway ... enough of that little poem's history.
As a visual artist working in mixed media paintings,
drawings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and papermaking
for over 30 years, I have used poetry in many of the pieces as
titles, inspirations, ideas, and have invited poets to read at
my solo shows. I have exhibited in Canada, the U.S., and Dachau,
Germany. I began again to write poems and read at the open mike
in the fall of 2005 at Mocambopo Cafe in Victoria, B.C. In 2006
my poem, "The Vision of Ezekiel" and the triptych of
the same title created in 1991-92 (4 ft. x 3 ft. of mixed media
on steel), were included in an exhibition and chapbook entitled
The Ezekiel Project (Victoria, B.C.).