Friday, November 11, 2016

Going Dark (It's Not What You Think)

Why is this collage so dark, I wondered. Then I realized, I didn't include any text. I had the tanka written before making the collage, so knowing the original text I would be adding made me forget to incorporate "found" text into the mix. I kinda like it, but jeez, I need to remember that there are colors other than "earth tones" out there to be explored.

A couple of weeks ago, I was showing my Creative Writing students paintings by Andrew Wyeth as prompts. "The man never bought a tube of blue paint," we concluded.

These haiga collages are making me think of my poetry in terms of color theory. I don't quite know what that means, since I know nothing about color theory. But I'll come up with something.


the wind
having been painted clean
all that's left
is this little speck
of poem