Artist Carolee Schneeman left this world yesterday: New Moon in Pisces & the final day of my menstrual bleed this month.
This sonnet was written from notes taken during an encounter with Christine Binnie’s large ceramic pot, The Binnie Sisters at Birling Gap Summer Solstice 2003, at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; exhibited as part of Figure Study II, spring 2019.
This ekphrastic response to Andy Warhol's Atomic Bomb, 1965, was written as an exercise for my Writing from History course on the MA. It draws on ideas from Walter Benjamin's 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', 1936 (Illuminations, Ed. Hannah Arendt, 1968), and is also influenced by this reading of Warhol's image … Continue reading Post-Apocalypse
Uncaged I step into my full moonlight: glittering starbright on this mountain top. My roots, diving into You, grow like trees - stronger, deeper, surer. Alive. So truly my own Self: I spread my butterfly wings... And fly. 'The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation' Ps.118:14 Illustration by QuirkyJoe