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That is if you view the following video on one of those contraptions that slips in your pocket. 😉  Leading up to National Poetry in Your Pocket Day, I wanted to share with you this short stop-animation poem by hand cut paper artist Angie Pickman. I had the great pleasure of sharing the words and images of Angie last year. Check out her interview: Angie Pickman Interview 2012.  Meanwhile you can view her 2013 poem below.

 

 

Learn more about this amazing artist’s work via the following links:

http://ruralpearl.com/blog/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruralpearl

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Imagine the troubadours of old as they walked the back roads of … some quiet place, with mandolins or banjos in-hand, a song on their lips and through those songs telling stories.  Not of fantasy or fiction.  They sang stories of lives simply lived.  That is the imagery conveyed by a conversation with Clay Rice about how music influences his visual art.  You see, Mr. Rice is famed for his silhouettes of children, nature and life along the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

He carries on a family tradition, first made notable by his grandfather, Carew Rice.  Most of the biographies I found about the Rices emphasized their artistry with paper, but during our brief chat, Mr. Rice made it clear that music has always been a part of his family’s life, and that songs have always been woven into his work, especially his children’s books.  Read more of our conversation here.  Enjoy!

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It was not until I spoke with my brother last night that I realized the moon was full.  I begin to wonder if all my work with paper this week is lunar-inspired, especially this image of a full moon releasing translucent leaves  upon the autumn landscape. Originally I had conceived of placing a small bench upon this hill, with a person staring up at a rainbow around the moon, an attempt to visualize this old post.  But as I worked, I found myself appreciating the simplicity of just leaves raining down on the ground.

A full moon created from an old calendar of Tiffany stained glass seemed apropos given the enjoyment I’ve had this year in photographing stained glass windows at Trinity Church in Copley Square and elsewhere.

Perhaps the strangest work created this week (so far) is a watercolor moon rising above a landscape of Frost in leaves.  What do I mean? Well …

… the leaves clustered at the bottom of this painting, like the ones you can kick about beneath a tree that has loosed all of its foliage … those leaves were created from the beautiful words of Robert Frost in poems I copied from a book.  I simply wanted to see “frost on leaves.”  We’ll see what the rest of the week has to hold as the moon wanes. 😉

 

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