~ a deck of cards ~
Primary sources: The Great Derangement by Amitov Ghosh and The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. Redacting text created new verse and original imagery. Shrinking the images so that text is nearly impossible to read and positioning each horizontally, the end result becomes a form of sound imaging communicating a visual conversation about humans as catastrophists, extinctionists, and redactionists.
At Death We Forage, erasure poetry ( a form of found poetry), 2019; primary source: Werner Herzog, Of Walking In Ice, published by First University of Minnesota Press edition, 2015.
At Death We Forage
Helen Redacted, erasure poetry (a form of found poetry), 2018; Sources: 1. H.D., Helen in Egypt, a book length poem about Helen of Troy (or Sparta) and her passage to Egypt, first published by Grove Press in 1961. This is the primary focus for the artwork Helen Redacted. 2. Erasure, also known as redaction poetry and found object poetry/art; my initiation into this form of writing was through looking at legal documents used in a court case against an innocent. 3. My June 2018 trip to Sparta, Greece; standing on the mountain side tomb of the Immortal (moon Goddess) Helen Queen of Sparta and her husband King Menelaus; a truly mystical experience. 4. Love for music notation; and in this case, player piano music rolls.
Postcards and Newsprint, poetry using cut-up technique, 2018
New Work within the series Postcards and Newsprint, poetry using cut-up technique, 2019.