Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Template

The crossword
is not born a puzzle,
it is but a template
yet filled as whole

Its pattern is born undetermined,
a fossil of a form,
pliable yet void of clues
to hint at the truth
of its undiscovered
internal code

It lives within a womb
alive yet bare-still
connected to the page
by an umbilical destiny
it's yet to claim as its own

A design in search of order
A destiny whose fate's determined
only by the characters etched by the
pencil's shade

The crossword
is not born a puzzle,
it is but a template
with desires all its own

Its every cell is born with a multitude of purpose
Its outline, a skeleton unable to communicate on its own

It searches for the perfect
words to imprint meaning,
that completes the voids crafted by space and time

It is alive, yet it will not know why
until its hollow frame is complete with a
perfect built in verse.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Visual Triptych and it's Distorted Kin

This piece I thought I'd try a visual Triptych, which is three images, which, when put together tells either a story, an emotion or image.

This piece is an abstraction of the Triptych.  The Triptych's cipher, which now is but left to remain hidden beneath the distortion field, a field I like to think of as a neural network amped up, firing much too fast.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Aerial View (Above a Mountain Pass) (For Creative Tuesdays)

For this edition of Creative Tuesdays, we've been asked to compose a piece as if we were passengers on a journey.  I have to admit, I had no idea what to come up with.  I tried out numerous ideas, each, I was not remotely satisfied with.  That's not to say I'm satisfied with this one either, yet, I am pushing the final buzzer for submissions, so this aerial view of a plane going overhead a canyon will have to do this time around.

I urge you all to head on over to Creative Tuesdays, where, I'm positive, you'll find some high quality art, much, much more interesting than what I've been able to produce this time around.  It's always fun to hang out at Creative Tuesdays, where the art is always impressive and the artists are equally so.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Lighthouse (For Creative Tuesdays)

Over at Creative Tuesdays, this week's theme is Lighthouses.  When I used to work the Maine market I would sometimes drive up and down the coast from just north of Portland down to just below Old Orchard Beach.  I recall a few really nice lighthouses, in particular the one near Cape Elizabeth, which is just south of South Portland.  There's just something very intriguing and freeing about lighthouses.  Please stop by to CT and check out the various inspirations this theme has produced from the excellent artists that contribute there.