Mixed Media Sculpture
Certain poems, when I hear them read, make me imagine making sculptures.
I love the intimate space between reader and book when I read a poem, it’s just you, the words of the poem, and the images you see in your mind. Drawing a poem’s words in wire brings that poem, or a piece of it, off of the page and into real space with you. That space between reader and poem can becomes a shared space, a communal space. The text becomes a grouping of delicate shiny objects with light glinting off of them, the shiny wire words overlaying the architectural or natural elements or atmosphere beyond them. As the viewers sightline changes, so does the poetry/word/ drawing’s relationship with its background context. Having a poem or a select part of a poem in a public space allows for it be to read more than once and re- read re-experienced in different weather conditions and times of day.