why write?

stock still sharp eye a Medici portrait – ringed with gold. #pigeon #resting #pigeonracing #bird

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a post about writing.

There is a big contradiction implicit in trying to write in a ‘poetic’ style to place alongside or within an image.  The poetry I like is imagist in nature, it describes specific places and creates strong visual images and draws metaphor and illusion from those images.  If it fulfils this task, it needs no illustration.

25th August 2016

The question above still needs answering, and so I am adding to this post somewhat later.  Fiona C. asked set the question in an informal discussion about the work.  It has led to a bit of doubt setting in, text has become a smaller part of the August exhibition than I perhaps anticipated – image and 3d form have dominated in the final presentation.

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