At the MacDowell Colony painter, artist Kristin Cammermeyer
invited me to her Votive Chapel studio for a type of collaboration.She invited me to respond to her installation
painting by writing a poem for her studio opening.I fell in love with her three dimensional
installation painting immediately and took notes on the shapes and colors, took
a few photographs, then left to get to work on it.
Outside my studio I found a group of collapsed trees holding
each other in place, creating the diamond and V shapes found in Kristin’s
Votive Chapel installation.I placed a
chair in front of the trees to mimic the shapes with my legs, then arms,
standing, sitting, then on my back in the freshly fallen leaves.Then the notes, taking notes between physical
movements, moving legs in and out of V patters while writing, then holding one
arm overhead, craning a V pattern moving into wider, then narrower patterns,
writing all the while.FUTURE BACK OF A
HAT is the resulting poem from my notes.It was a pleasure working with such a brilliant artist!
FLOWERS DREAMING THE ELEVATION ALLEGIANCE
$100-$150 sliding scale for four 3-hour workshops.
You will be given a site code to sign in to the class upon registration. Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Soma)tic poetry rituals create what we can refer to as an "extreme present" set to reveal the creative viability of everything around us. With (Soma)tics we will learn how even in crisis we can thrive through the poems, as well as learn to collaborate in unexpected ways with other artistic disciplines. Soon we'll all agree with Alice Notley saying, "poetry's so common hardly anyone can find it."
(PLEASE NOTE: Each student who participates in all 4 weeks will receive a personalized (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual focused on their own writing concerns.)