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Friday, January 23, 2004

I finally got around to putting the bicyclist on the banner so maybe I canl add one of my poetry as a photographic subject images and use to illustrate some points. Some time before Xmas I was thinking about what I do and came up with a blurb to explain

an experimenter
in the creative arts aspiring to
weave word and wire into geometric patterns of paper and poetry.

I thought it sounded pretty good and was pretty close to accurate. It was not until this week that I began to figure out what it really means. I have always been pretty interested in the presentation of poetry on the page but when I tried to put together the presentation of words and paper for art I discovered how they interact to produce an artistic composition.

I typically will take this image and the change height/width ratio or maybe stretch it in some other way for final presentation. These images work pretty well as wallpaper or screen saver, I use Webshots as my driver for the screen saver as it enables you to use a portfolio of images. Right click on the image and save it if you like. The image is pretty large, I guess I better figure out how to size it.

One thing I discovered when I was working on this was first the poetry has to fit the page so that has an impact on the content and form. Another thing is that different versions or permutations can appear in the composition. The final draft has always been a laughable concept to me and here is a possible way to include part of the process and the parts (words, lines, watermarks, sources of inspiration, etc) that didn't make the cut when you figure you finally have it. It is like a commentary or perspective on how a poem comes to be.

I won?t bore you with it today, but I think I could write a pretty good essay on The final draft .

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