The Hermit Poet

August 16, 2006

Art and Poetry – An Experiment With Ink, Paint, and Words

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 10:59 pm

Feeling a bit adventurous today — or ambitious, I decided to spend a little time reconnecting to my old roots in watercolor.  I’d been obsessed the last few days with this particular idea of blending ink, watercolor, and collage.

This afternoon I sat down with artist pad and took one of my poems (the first half of a piece called “In the Long Dream of Exile”) and cut it into pieces — lines and parts of lines.  As I worked with the ink and watercolor (actually watercolor pencils), I would incorporate the word segments as I went.  In the end, I gravitated toward running roughly left to right with ordering, but it wasn’t initially a conscious decision to do so.

Click on the thumbnail to get a full-size version of the image.


One Response to “Art and Poetry – An Experiment With Ink, Paint, and Words”

  1. Christine Aitken Says:

    Ho, I’ve just notice your picture. It is an interesting idea. Guess what, you signed Sept. 16, 2006, you are a whole month ahead of everybody.

    By the way, I like your new picture a lot better. See you soon.


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