I have been feeling visually inspired lately, which is new for me. And I’ve got to say, I’m really enjoying it. I love the physicality of collage work and the attention to detail it requires. In some ways, it feels almost like an extension of my poetry, or its compliment. But more importantly, I think, the experience of moving back and forth between the literary and the visual–which is both novel and exhilarating–has got me thinking differently about creativity, perception, and even the relationship between creativity and talent. All topics for an upcoming post, methinks.
Here is my latest collage, “Planet Sideways,” with a little nod to Jerry Garcia. Have I mentioned just how much the Grateful Dead have been helping me through this pandemic? I hope you’re all taking good care of yourselves and finding the inspiration to get by, as well.