Well, one benefit of three major snowstorms in a row is that I’ve spent a lot of time indoors catching up on my reading.
One of my favorite finds is Seasons by French artist Blexbolex. The interior of the book is lovely, but it is in the exterior cover image that I lose myself.
It is categorized as a picture book for children, of silkscreen art depicting life and nature throughout the seasons, but I think many adults would find it fascinating as well. Given the pink font inside, and the pink on the cover, maybe Blexbolex’s book spurred my current interest in pink!
“The leaf has a song in it.” For that line alone, from the poem What Can I say, I am grateful to Mary Oliver.
Each poem in the slim volume is thought-provoking and insightful about Oliver as an individual, as well as about humanity. She inspires the writer in me as well as the photographer.
One day I’d like to do a series of photographs inspired by her poetry. This is what I wrote about my first encounter with Mary Oliver back in 2006.