A blog for all Poets of Africa to share their work with each other and the world. To join as a poet and obtain blogging rights, contact the blog owner, Wayne Visser, himself a Poet of Africa. Be sure to send a sample poem and your email address. To Africa, her poets, and lovers of her poetry, I bid you welcome!
Friday, 26 February 2010
Poetry Meets Digital Art
I was honoured to be recently contacted by Tina Quatroni, a New York photographer and digital artist. This is what she said:
"I was surfing the internet on this snow day and came across your poem Life in Pieces ....you had my breath! I read it and reread it..and became completely inspired to do an abstract digital art piece. That is mainly how I create..something must bring me a muse."
Tina also did a second piece of art:
"I have been creative today..been snowed in here in NY so see one more I did to your poem Empty Spaces! It is a little on the dark side..but I really felt it captured an emotion that I felt when reading that poem.
I must say, I like both pieces. Life in Pieces is about things falling apart and the rediscovery of purpose. Empty Spaces was written for a friend who had lost someone close to them.
I also like the idea of different kinds of art inspiring one another. For example, I find painting extremely inspiring (galleries are among my favourite places in the world), but I probably express myself better in words than on the canvass.
This is one of the reasons why my poems are all published under a Creative Commons License, rather than Copyrighted. That allows great artists like Tina to spark off of my creativity, and vice versa.