Description This is one of my entry for Conversations with Dead Poets. I love and so identify with the poetry of Anne Sexton. There is such power in her imagery, and she is so skilled at painting a picture with word that reading through her work, looking for the a poem that really created a visual of my own was a major challenge. Then an excerpt struck me, and kept coming back to me. For me these words were a profound truth I had missed the first time through. As I drew, I thought about the little decisions we make every day that change the very course of our journeys. The pull between the the dark side and the light, our fragility, and frailness and yet we are able to hold on because we believe. We have hope.
'Today the yellow leaves go queer, You ask me where they go. I say today believed in itself, or else it fell...' From The Double Image, selected poems of Anne Sexton
Alma Lee, GREEN BAY, WI Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I am an artist and a poet, living in a small community in Wisconsin with the love of my life, my husband Steve and the always-joyous presence of my two beloved dogs Dixson and Tripper.
I have loved art longer than life and failed and succeeded in both often. Leonardo da Vinci said; "Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art." Concerning my work I have found no truer statement. What I create is a direct expression of the governing spirit within in me. Be it light, I pour out its overflow, be it darkness, I wrestle to relinquish it to the light. Christ has shown me the beauty in both.
Recently color pencil and markers have become my weapon of choice, but in the not so distant past I have drawn and created my art digitally. Now more than not, I choose to employ them both. You can buy my originals on Boundless Gallery, Ebay, Redbubble and www.Esty.com