Friday, April 06, 2007

Friday Collage - Wk 13 & Wk14




A Family of Neurons

As I was finishing up the HIV virus collage my daughter made a suggestion for the next week. She has been studying Anatomy & Physiology and recently learned about unipolar, bipolar and multi-polar neurons. She told me about them and did a quick sketch. What a great way to finish up March's Microscopic World!

My collage theme for the four weeks of April is Poetry. I spent a few minutes today pouring over some poems looking for inspiration. I found that I was being drawn to sad poems. I tried to fight it. The last couple of months have been challenging and it clear to me that I still need to work through some things. When I came across "Grief" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning I found the inspiration I needed for the first collage of April!





passionless






I feel like I just stole a word from Ms. Browning. I love how she puts words together - hopeless grief is passionless... moveless woe...

Working on this piece this evening has been surprisingly uplifting.


(I've been away from the computer and internet world for the last few weeks and haven't spent much time in the studio. I'm hoping to find my way soon, try to get caught up with projects and correspondences.)

12 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

Kim! You have some neat themes going. Good job!

StegArt said...

Both are great pieces!

MargaretR said...

They are both lovely Kim.
have you come across this modern poet? http://paigeofabook.blogspot.com/index.html
I'm not into this sort of thing, but some of her work really gets through to me.

Dianne said...

Wonderful pieces Kim. I really like the last one.

Alis said...

Great pieces again Kim.
I normally can't look at eyes but yours looks so sad it facinates me.
Hugs, Alis

Micki said...

They are both wonderful especially the eye. I hope that you find your back to a more happy place. I know how it can be at times. :-)

Allison Ann Aller said...

You picked the coolest fabric for the face that the eye is in. Truly effective!

McIrish Annie said...

I am impressed with how you approach your topic and then get the thing done! I have a difficult time once the idea has hatched to get it to a finished piece! I love your first poetry piece.

Kay said...

Glad to see you back. The neurons are a wonderful color scheme, and I like the first poetry piece also. Such as change of mood.

Samantha said...

fabulous neurons!

Waltraud said...

Very interesting!

Granny Fran said...

Welcome back, I miss seeing your pieces when you're not here. The neurons are brilliant in color and design. Your Grief is definitely Passionless; amazing. Glad that working on it made you feel better.
Thank God for our ability to work things out in our creations, or at least forget the pain for a while.