Monday, January 18, 2010
Welcome to Missouri Bend Paper Works!
The daily postings on this blog will contain an arrangement of found text that I think of as a poem. I started this project at the beginning of the year by laying out all manner of found words and phrases cut from a couple of old books. As an artist who sometimes combines text and image in my work, I find that I really enjoy this process of sorting and moving bits of text laid helter skelter across my table. Sometimes the poem sort of writes itself and others take more of a struggle to find a meaningful arrangement. This time I spend on a daily basis serves as a sort of meditation. I think of them as ruminations and I find it interesting how the choice and combinations lead to written pieces that help me see my inner world in a new way...or simply delight in the possibilities of rhythm and language! I'll begin by posting the poems already created since I began on January 3rd and then post the new text each day. Related artworks will follow in the near future!