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New Artwork: I dreamed the moon as a timeless clock

 

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I dreamed of the moon as a timeless clock, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, ink pen, ink stamp, collage on card, 12 x 21cm

My penultimate piece in my Loqui series. I think this one really reflects many of the techniques I have been trying out recently.

I wanted to have a lot of imagery in this piece but also for it to not look overcrowded. I did plan the composition of this one quite precisely.

The poem:

I dreamed of the moon as a timeless clock


As if it slipped off its face

into the ocean

of the night.

Not an utter tick,

just the soft silver-blue

of the waves in its light.

Faceless but infamous,

as anonymous

as the stars we laid under and named by numbers.

 

A distant whisper of hands

as mute as swan.

Nerves bound

in the muffling pillows

fed to the warm sheets

of the waterless sand.

I saw a gull glide, dreamless.

A slide along the air.

No qualms,

no ties

just the slow

exhale

of horizon

under its wing.

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The author on Tumblr

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See my other artworks in this series here.

 

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New Artwork: Cove

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Cove, 17 x11.5cm, acrylic paint, pen and ink on card

My fourth artwork based on one of the poems in Loqui by Greg Webster that I bought a few months ago.

The first layer of ink started off way more figurative but developed into something a little bit more abstract. I’m quite happy with the development as after the first few layers I wasn’t sure whether I should just throw away the idea and start again. I’m quite happy that I persevered with this piece.

Again with this piece, hopefully you can see my inspiration tangled within the words of the poem:

Cove

Where the black rock is silvered with moon spittle

violins of night cries squeal knife fights

and my own baritones, guttural roars

are the bowed strings of longing,

the song from the hulls of ships gone .

Come in to my cove, wild seas.

I cannot promise halos

but with black wings

I can draw a shadow

where there used to be.

And when the tears are torn from the skies

burrow down into the crook, the cradle of the bay

And I will set us in stone,

if only you stay.

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The author on Tumblr

Purchase Loqui here

See my other artworks in this series here.

The author on Tumblr

Purchase Loqui here

See my other artworks in this series here.

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New Artwork: Glass Origami

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Glass Origami, 14.8 x 10.5cm, acrylic ink on card.

My third artwork based on one of the poems in Loqui by Greg Webster that I bought a few months ago.

I decided this piece would be more abstract than the other so far- focusing on using colour and vague form rather than subject to bring the piece together.

I used acrylic ink along with masking tape and my trusty water spray bottle to manually direct the ink across the card. Waiting for each layer to dry before building up ink colour and splatter.

I used the three middle verses of the poem as inspiration for this piece, hopefully by reading these you can see where my ideas surfaced:

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A jagged edge

still bitter for being run down

jumped up

and slam-dunked,

a stone that conceived

a plan to concave.

 

A score mark for carving

or drilling to a shatter,

for folding like an origami

pattern of glass.

 

Now I cannot stop staring

at every traffic stop.

It’s cutting across the sky

with a white line

a slash of sunshine.
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The author on Tumblr

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New Artwork: Speech

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Speech, pen, acrylic ink and printed text on 200gsm card, 14.5 x 20.5cm

This is inspired by this post by Loqui:

Speaking with her mouth full

I love her the most
when her mouth is full
watching her
brimming with words

face of flame
eyes of water
mimicking
my own battle
with speech

I had some ideas floating around my head for something like this but I saw this poem and it bought my ideas together.

The printed text flowing from the eyes and mouth had to be made quite small for me to be able to use it so it’s no longer readable. The text is actually the poem repeated over and shaped to fit where I wanted it on the image.

This is not technically related to my ongoing Loqui series but I was inspired when I saw it posted. I guess you could think of it as a bonus artwork. 🙂

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Artwork: Physalis

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Physalis, ink, gouache and acrylic paint on linen, 9cm x 14.5cm.

Another artwork based on one of the poems in Loqui by Greg Webster that I bought a few months ago.

Physalis

I’m waiting for the leaves to let go

to step away from the window

watch the chrysalis cage satter

stained glass foe the wind sighs

and like physalis reveal

the summer

always inside.

This is one of my favourites in the book.

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I’d definitely recommend a purchase.

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Other artwork in this series so far:

Fractals

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