Thursday, November 24, 2016

From Brain to Bird

As I was making this collage, I thought about why our brains love collage. From cave paintings and petroglyphs  around the world that are collage-like, to quilts, to the way collage techniques are used in advertising, to montages and other moving-collage techniques in video...there are endless examples of this paradox of chance and design that goes into collage.

And of course, a poem is a kind of collage, and haiku and tanka incorporate the power of the seemingly random juxtaposition of disparate elements in order to make or present or suggest meaning(s).

The order of disorder. Guided serendipity. Beauty from a mess. Fun.


a measure of sky
that isn't sky
from brain to bird

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