Sunday, April 25, 2010

Haiku Islands

Cut these words and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive; they walk and run.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer & philosopher (1803-1882)

Plumb Bob & Haiku Islands - Oil, liquin & pastel on paper - CB 2009

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  1. Dripping script, an archipelago. Elegant, Claire!

  2. "I was simmering, simmering, simmering; Emerson brought me to a boil." -- Walt Whitman

  3. Hello Timoth

    Emerson and Whitman, eh?

    A potent combination if ever there was one.

    L, C

  4. Thanks for your comment, Mim - and I love the word 'archipelago'... it brings to mind an ancient, dreaming island where dodos might still be found huddling an egg between their feet.

  5. Oh my god you are a wonder. Such delicacy and strength. Wow and wow.

    Your art makes me feel physically better.

  6. Dear Rebecca - your comment made me teary. What more to say, but thank you xx.