poetry

Date : June 11, 2024
“Painting is a form of poetry
Colors are words
Their reflections rhythms.
The completed painting,
a completed poem.”

Sonia Delaunay
[from Kunst Please podcast
9.20.2021]

Substitute ‘painting’ for?
stitching
natural dyeing
………..

Images from ‘Sonia Delaunay’ catalogue from Tate exhibition 2015
Postcard from ‘Sonia Delaunay: Living Art’ Bard Graduate Center 2024





Date : May 31, 2024
is just blue, or azure sky blue?
red or scarlet poppy red?
pink or carnation pink?

In her 1898 book,
“The Use of Color in the Verse of
English Romantic Poets,” Alice Edwards Pratt 
delves deep into the poets 
“descriptive, discriminative, dramatic, aesthetic”
words of color
such as—
“pinky-silver’
“autumnal leaf like-red”
“purple-hectic”
“rose-ensanquined ivory”
and charts each poet’s color
by terms for--
“mountains and hills”
“sky, cloud and air”
“deep waters”


Happily I found Pratt whilst reading
Nicholas Gaskill’s essay, ‘Language and Psychology’
in the ‘A Cultural History of Color: 
In the Age of Industry’
edited by Alexandra Loske.

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prototyping

Category : Art, Books, Poetry
Date : May 4, 2024
seeing writing editing 
typing cutting sewing
prototyping a chapbook

as a maker, it always helps
to bind a book
hold it in one's hand
consider next steps.



Thanks to Holly Wren Spaulding & Poetry Forge
for the recently completed course, 
A Body of Work, where we took snippets
and ponderings and made them into poetry.

Mary Gartside

Category : Art, Books, collage, Color
Date : February 1, 2024
White
Yellow
Orange
Scarlet
Green
Blue
Crimson
Violet



Find more information on Alexandra Loske and her colour research, here. Mary Gartside (c.1755-1819) Abstract Visions of Colour published by Thomas Heneage Art Books


grey

Category : Art, Books, collage, Color, Poetry
Date : January 28, 2024
morning collage/watercolor
responding to the objects on my table
Geoff Young chap book
paste paper folder
tangled threads
or the grey outside



greyed:
            palest grey to white
            violet grey
            pink cosmos grey
            violets dropped in milk grey
            a drop of cobalt blue grey
            orangesicle ice cream grey
            sunpoked through yellow grey
            old yellowed newspaper grey
            grey green sky portends rain

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