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William Padgett
Artist
I selected this wonderful haiku by Elizabeth Patton because it had great keywords, which helped trigger my imagination, like “armies, “invade,” and “prison break.” These words brought up a stark contrast between military precision and the chaos of escaping convicts. I chose a nighttime setting with a downward bird’s eye view of the grid of city streets below using the complimentary colors of blue and orange. The compositional organization and inspiration came to me in the forms of the classical Golden Mean (or Golden Section) and Piet Mondrian’s abstract painting, “Broadway Boogie-Woogie.” Then I created the poster in Adobe Illustrator.

Armies of snowplows
invade snowbound neighborhoods
winter prison break

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