Monday, 29 June 2009

Poetry pocket


This is an experiment in double sided collage. I collected all the natural materials (bark, feathers and elm fruits) from the Water of Leith over the last couple of weeks. The plastic is reused from packaging that came in a gift - pretty tough to sew the two pieces together.... The paper is all reused office waste. The words are descriptive of the woodland along the Water of Leith. They suggest rather than form a poem. The whole thing shifts about a bit, so it changes as you handle it.....

16 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

It's rather like all the materials are writing their own poem.

The Weaver of Grass said...

What an interesting idea Juliet - and I love the way Pamela sees it too.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Hmm you get a new poem every time you shake it!

Gołębnik said...

That makes me think of Richard Long, as it’s kind of in the same vein as his art, but your version is more flexible and pocket-sized!

Paul said...

That is very very cool.

Michelle Johnson said...

What a clever idea Crafty. Plus you're using recycled products so the natural world will be the safer. I must try this sometime. Have a great night.

Deb G said...

I really, really like this idea.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Very neato ... reminds me a bit of those kits of little magnetized words you use to wite messages on the refridge! The next guy along rearranges them ...

Leatherdykeuk said...

What a splendid idea!

Kelly said...

What a great idea! I love that you can manipulate the words and objects to create new combinations. I've passed this link along to some writing teacher friends. This looks like a good summer camp activity too.

Susan Richardson said...

I love this! (It made me think of Richard Long too).

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Kelly said...

Thank you for commenting on mine! I appreciate that you are one of the few who ever does. I fixed your spelling mistake by the way :)

I was wondering about making the package refillable too, like a ziplock bag, but yet it has to be rigid... if I come up with something I'll let you know...

sarala said...

That is a fascinating collage. Very creative.

Deb said...

Oh! I like this. It reminds me of a kaleidoscope in a way. One can remake the poem by shaking it a bit. What fun -- makes my head think in similar ways.

Dick said...

Wow, that looks great, very creative.
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