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Through a Scrim of Snow


Item#: 2011SYR08

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Through a Scrim of Snow

poster information


Through a scrim of snow
See crows huddled on bare branch
Black on black in white

When I was 9, I wrote stories. When I was 10, I decided to re-write the family dictionary into a new language of my own creation (an attempt soon aborted); perhaps an early sign of my love affair with language.

Poetry has become my newest challenge; finding precisely the right marriage of words to meaning.

The haiku illustrated here is a distillation of something beautiful I saw one snowy night in Syracuse.

I chose this poem because of the vivid imagery. I can definitely imagine the crows which fly around in the trees around one of the dorms. I drew the shapes that I wanted on a piece of paper and I traced them onto colored paper. Then I cut them out. The background was done with pastels.

I like to think of my work as dramatic with a lot of contrast, and it's a little spooky, gloomy, but I don't want to scare people — I want to bring out the elegance.

I like doing stuff from books because I love being inspired by stories. I plan on doing some covers, like fan covers for books that I've read like “Jane Eyre.” I hope to work for a publisher. I love bringing images from texts because people have to imagine them in their minds, but I have the ability to bring them to life in 3-D.