About the Poems into Paintings Project
My poetry often originates from visual cues in nature. Long after I've written the words, the visual images remain in my memory. Experimenting with mixed media, and then moving into acrylics, I began to realize my writing through painting. As I proceeded with this effort, I felt a newfound ignition to create, and to translate what I consider my key works into visual representations.
Here, you'll find paintings that were inspired by some of the poems in my book, Birds and Other Forms of Flight. While the components of each grouping can stand alone, it gives me a sense of completion to see them together, as one. I believe the unification of these different art forms also shows a process of translating the written into the visual, with the intention of inspiring my audience to join me in the journey.
Click on a painting to read the poem that inspired it.