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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Grace has us meet artist Mike Worrall

www.mikeworrall.com  see also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Meninas
At the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads this weekend, Grace (aka Heaven) has introduced to us the Australian artist Mike Worrall and his paintings. A first glance might have us think he has taken all his inspiration from painters of the past, and this is true for some of his work, but not all, according to Worrall.
www.mikeworrall.com
Grace has asked us to take inspiration from Worrall's work to produce a poem of less than 250 words. In my short poem, I have chosen to look into the artist's inspiration as he has explained it, and as Grace has explained it to us.


committed, says he,
to exploring
Bridge of Folly, by Mike Worrall
presented as prompt
the subconscious,
for unconscious reasons
he can’t understand...

intuition leads him
through labyrinths
and mazes,
through street scenes
and hazes,
through waterfalls,
across bridges,
www.mikeworrall.com
forests of dreams
and dreams of forests,
from theatre
to celluloid,
from times long ago
to times yet to come...
 Kay Davies, November, 2013



17 comments:

Heaven said...

I like that exploration to the unconscious & allowing intuition to lead you where all things are possible ~ Thanks for the linking up with Sunday's Challenge Kay ~ Wishing you happy weekend ~

Susan said...

Yes, he gets both edges of time and how we participate in seeing. Fine poem. Thank you--and thank you too for the wonderful words you left on mine!

Jo said...

I love your poem which made the opened the paintings for me, Kay. Hope you, Dick and Lindy are having a great weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

Björn said...

Wonderful walks through the dreams and letting the pictures merge with your words. Very good balance...

Sumana Roy said...

I like the spontaneous flow.....

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Your poem is wonderful! This is an artist of whom I've never heard, but his work is lovely. "The Bridge of Folly" really caught my eye. Thanks for bringing this artist to us!

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have described the artistic process very well, and taken us on a virtual journey through a gallery of Mike's work.

hedgewitch said...

And you make his journey our journey, Kay. I found those pictures you chose some of the most compelling.

howanxious said...

One can survive with intuition. I discovered an image of melancholy in your words. Tenderly written. :-)
-HA

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "forests of dreams and dreams of forests" (of course).

Mama Zen said...

I really like where you went with this, Kay. I wish that I had thought of it.

Hannah said...

I agree with both MZ and Sherry...a very cool approach to these works, Kay!!

Other Mary said...

Ah Kay, you've described it perfectly.

Margaret said...

intriguing how each person really does respond differently - truly paintings that tell one about a person - I had my husband respond to a few of these - we were on opposite ends of interpretation! :)

grapeling said...

you make a lovely docent, Kay :)

C.C. said...

I like your take on this prompt..writing about the artistic process rather than one of the specific pieces of art. Great job :-)

Lolamouse said...

Beautiful description of this artist, or any artist!