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Having received numerous e-mails from visitors to my site asking where they can purchase my poetic art, I have decided to sell them in poster form as they are really meant to adorn walls as opposed to being seen in books. Therefore, if you are interested in any of my work please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This was inspired by a piece of research which claimed that people with a slower, more sedantry pace of life live longer, as opposed to the keep fit fanatics and workaholics who move so fast that they barely take a breath to appreciate the life thay are living.
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This was to offer a visual of the mind. Mine in particular. I often feel that my head will explode from the amount of stuff in it. And at some point, usually after a good cry or purge of the soul, clarity resumes and it's the difference between night and day.
This poem was inspired by the monotonous regime of early rising with the aid of an alarm clock. That hazy, vague time when one is between sleep and awake and the mind plays tricks on you. With this visual, i have tried to recreate this feeling in a 2d form.
To understand what i mean, it is best viewed on a backlit laptop computer.
Click the image or download it as it must be viewed at 100% and depending upon how you view the screen, different elements take priority of your visual field, creating this 'hazy' effect. This effect is created because of the horizontal black 'scan lines' across the image.
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Well,it's been an interesting birthday. I awoke this morning to presents and cards from the children and my husband, who hurried downstairs quickly to write his card while I read my childrens loving words. Once my eyes were able to focus I went to look at my usual blogs, including Geoff Huth's and I was totally amazed at the critical overview he gave of my piece,'Poetics of Life'. To have such an esteemed person call my work "... near legendary" is probably the best compliment a poet can ask for, as we all strive for innovation and the appreciation of our peers. As a virtual novice, straight out of university, I have been suprised by the support that I have been given from established poets, including Huth,Silliman and in particular fellow scouser Alan Corkish. It has given me the confidence I needed to believe in myself and put the ideas I have for an anotomical poetry exhibition into action and pursue it relentlessly. A big thankyou to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The inspiration for Poetics of Life was primarily due to the trauma I had been through with the deaths of two family members and the relationship I began to explore between life and death. To see someone you love when they are alive and then when they are dead, one begins to question the meaning of life. One’s image of a person is based on who they are, as opposed to what they are. However, in death, who they are is lost and what remains is what they are, that being a human body, an empty vessel. After seeing a documentary, Anatomy for Beginners with Professor Günter von Hagens, which explored the anatomy using deceased human bodies which were plastinated to preserve them; I was interested in how he created Performance Art out of such an objective area of study. At his Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, he displays corpses in positions of activity which are not normally seen and it produces an astonishing effect of breathing life into death. With this loosely in mind, I wanted to depict the anatomy in a different way also, by uniting the psychological with the physiological and creating poetry which is literally born out of life, as opposed to being a response to it.
A close up of the brain, not as clear as the actual pdf is
Taking poetry I created for the brain, heart, lungs, genitals and veins, I sourced an anatomy picture from the internet to use as a template and traced each part with the respective poem. This created an interesting and innovative effect, that I am not aware has been done before. Although the anatomy has been an inspiration to many, from Aristotle to Damien Hurst and beyond, I feel I have created something which could represent anatomical poetry, using structures representative of anatomical parts and language which merges the body and mind.
A close up of the heart and part of the lungs
You can download a pdf file of the poem by clicking here [2.7mb]. It may take a while to download though.
Or you can download it as a Zip File [1.7mb]here... The whole anatomy is made of poetry. If you would be interested in purchasing this as a poster, drop me a line, as I am tring to see if this would be a viable option with enough interest!
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