Illuminating Perception Through...
Poetry & Art
Things do not have to be perfect to be beautiful. Like an eclectic collection of images, or a mosaic that’s much more charming with all its diverse elements all together, each piece with its own distinctive character gives a Whole Character that is greater beyond that which any one piece could offer on its own.
My poetry orbits the image of eyes and theme of perception as the gateway to the universe of experience. Always motivating my work is the impulse to illuminate experience through the creative act; and in so doing, I seek to expand the horizon of the field of perception, and to reconcile the contradictions within that area of illumination.
The Art Connection
My relationship with art is meditative and therapeutic. It's about reaching that space within me where I go quiet and just be. I collect items headed for the trash heap and breathe new life into them by transforming them into pieces of Art. These pieces are often intertwined with poems I wrote in parallel time sequence.
April 2, 2023 at Art House in Berkeley, CA; Videography by Victor Owens.