“eye the beholder” is a mixed media digitally manipulated project that presents visual experiences through layering.
The layered pieces are composed of both opaques and transparencies, colours, blacks, whites and greys.
The result is a visual experience that explores the depth of perception, vision and the reflections of what we see and want to see as our mind plays tricks on us often blocking out what is really there.
for John, the hipster of Joy Street
its cover seems a palimpsest
with tiny rips and tears
peeling back the new image
peering into the whirlpool
no work is ever finished
it is too painful to think so deeply
transubstantiated into poetry
not a question of gay or straight
how we, humanly, are attracted to
and moved by one another
how we know another as being here too
moved to the suburbs
the crumpled scrap
one incarnation of an idea
self-effacing to the point
of almost erasing
words as intercessors
between the tumult
lonely interior world of poetry
holy cards and
built with words
on poems – secular prayers
breach the divide
in many ways the foundation
whenever he starts to stray
Tarun Khaling says
I loved the images and simple words but meaningful.
Susan Jephcott says
Hey John this is neat work….good on ya….love the images and simplicity of words!Susan