This is an experiment in intuition, and interpretation, created with a fragment from the poem Mother and Child, by Louise Glück.
You can read the full text of the poem here.
Two years ago I created a series of traditional broadsides based on the work of author and poet Stuart Dybek;. I was deeply grateful to him for his support and encouragement as I worked to create the imagery to honor his words.
You can view that series here: https://www.marylivoni.com/broadsides
As I installed my posters on the streets of Chicago, in all four seasons, I knew that my audience would be random and the exhibition window was potentially very short.
Going forward, I will be creating a different kind of broadside; one that will appear on screens, phones, tablets, and computers.
Poetry has sustained me for many decades; a source for richness and inspiration as I have made my own progress as an artist.
I regularly visit the wonderful website https://www.poetryfoundation.org/ at all hours of the day and night; where poems written by Louise Gluck, Li-Young Lee, Simone Muensch, Tracy K. Smith, Robert Creeley, Stuart Dybek, and Raymond Carver (just to name a few) have been available to me whenever I have needed them.
Thank you for looking.