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Po-Mo International Mail Art Exhibition 2019

I’ve never been to Turkey, but one of my poems — as part of a cool postcard collage by the inimitable artist Lorette C. Luzajic — has. It’s on display (amidst many, many others) at the 2019 Po-Mo International Mail Art Exhibition.

How cool is that?  :- D

gray day . . .
in my head too
this fog

Peacock Feathers (Fog)


For more information about Lorette C. Luzajichttp://www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/about.html

For more information about the Po-Mo International Mail Art Exhibition: https://www.mailartexhibition.org

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Update: Postcards from the Edge 2019

This past fall, collaborator-friend Lorette C. Luzajic and I submitted a piece of postcard art to a benefit art show and sale in New York City called Postcards from the Edge. (I wrote about this project in a prior post: Postcards from the Edge.)

It was recently announced that this year, the 21st-annual event will be held on Saturday February 23rd, 10am-6pm, at . . . Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, Tribeca!

Bortolami Gallery, Tribeca

Bortolami Gallery, Tribeca.

Postcards from the Edge offers a rare opportunity to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork from internationally renowned and emerging artists for only $85 each. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, over 1400 works are exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who’s just making their debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love!

Postcards from the Edge, 2018

Postcards from the Edge, 2018.

If you happen to attend the event and see this postcard on the wall . . .

Red Poppy 29 (Time)

Red Poppy 29 (Time), by Lorette C. Luzajic. Poem by Bill Waters.

. . . please take a photo and send it to feedback4bill@juno.com. Lorette and I would be so grateful!  _/|\_


For more information about Lorette C. Luzajichttp://www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/about.html

For more information about Visual AIDShttp://visualaids.org/about

For more information about Postcards from the Edgehttps://visualaids.org/events/detail/21st-annual-postcards-from-the-edge

For more information about Bortolami Galleryhttps://bortolamigallery.com

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Data haiga

Artists are doing some very cool things these days with “big data.” Data visualization — no longer the sole province of researchers — is proving to be as appealing to the eye as it is informative to the brain. But I am a writer of very short things, and my “data”, so to speak, is correspondingly small. Still, I recently found myself wondering if I too could use data visualization to add a different dimension to my haiku.

With that in mind, I took a one-line poem of mine — “putting down my book I read the falling snow” — and plotted how many times each letter of the alphabet occurs in it. Since the resulting graph did look reasonably like falling snow, I wove my poem into it and voila: a “data haiga”!  :- D

Data Haiga: Falling Snow

Data becomes a snow storm (kind of) in this graph, which plots the letters of the embedded poem against how often they occur.

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Published in SONIC BOOM …for writing that explodes, issue 13, 12/9/18.

Postcards from the Edge 2019

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

For the past 20 years, Visual AIDS has done a benefit art sale in New York City called Postcards from the Edge, a show comprising hundreds of same-price, one-of-a-kind pieces created on 4″x6″ postcards. Artists’ names are written only on the backs of the postcards so art lovers will feel free to buy what truly speaks to them without feeling influenced by a well-known (or an entirely unknown) name. How cool is that?  :- D

This year edgy Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic and I have teamed up to submit a mixed-media collage inspired by / incorporating one of my one-breath poems. Artists can only send one piece, but Lorette created six so we’d have several to choose from. Which one did we select?… (For now I’m not sayin’. LOL!- )

Do you have a favorite? Which one?

Red Poppy 29 (Time)

 

Moon (Darkness)

 

Forget-Me-Not (Passing)

 

Hydrangea (Adrift)

 

Peacock Feathers (Fog)

 

Red Poppy 5236 (Birdsong)

 


For more information about Lorette C. Luzajichttp://www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/about.html

For more information about Visual AIDShttp://visualaids.org/about

For more information about Postcards from the Edge: http://visualaids.org/projects/detail/postcards

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The nosy dog

The Nosy Dog

Jumble Box, page 171. (Haiku by Bill Waters; haiga by Ron C. Moss.)


Published in the 2017 NaHaiWriMo anthology Jumble Box, 9/1/17.

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