I've been in a bit of a free float creatively. Occupying myself somewhat obsessively with carving up portrait prints. These are a few of my favorite prints. I've been using reference photographs and portraits that express emotion. I gravitate towards expressiveness, clarity of the gaze and the light of the eyes. I seek out sharp contrast that lends itself to simple linocut. I have to say that this current interval of work is a departure for what I'd consider my norms. But I'm going to have faith that this wandering is an unfolding opportunity to see and experience the world and to find joy and pleasure in it.
This poem - Spilling - is another example of automatic poetry I've been creating over the last few years. One way that I chose to edit the poem was to put it to music. I ended up really liking the musical version of it. The poems was accepted by New Note Poetry . After the launch of the poem on the online magazine , the editor asked if the authors wanted to do a video reading. I suggested using the video and it was well received. I thought I'd share with you.