Driving through the streets and finding one cache after another of decaying posters. It's like stumbling on a thick seam of diamonds. Over and over again.
Then small snapshots of the same poster. I'm hooked! Small records of the street. Moments in time. Reminds me of a little fragment of a larger poem. Here. This one..
This is what stenographers do in courtrooms, too,
alert at their miniature machines taking down every word.
Where there is a silence they sit still as I do, waiting
and listening, fingers resting lightly on the keys.
Under the music I can hear the rush of cars and trucks
on the highway and every so often the new kitten, Felix,
hops into my lap and watches my fingers drumming out
a running record of this particular June Tuesday
So convinced am I that I have found my vocation,
tomorrow I will begin my chronicling earlier, at dawn,
oh man, these are incredible, and make me all tingly. love how you framed them too. sooooo good.
nicole austin says
wow. visual poetry! so awesome.
I really love your work.
I happen to love Billy Collins, too.
francesca di leo says
oooooowwww, love it… can’t wait to see what you do with all this documenting of street art.
i wish toronto were as colourful as LA..!!! or maybe i’m just hanin’ out in the wrong side of town… lol.
and love those digi photo frames.
did i already say this, but, i wanna be just like you when i grow up.
p.s. and if you ever come to Toronto, you must must pay me a visit, and we can drink martinis all day… laugh.
awesome as usual.
Love the designs of these posters!
susan w says
Your nose (ear? eye? heart?) for poetry always blows me alway. You are as skilled and sensitive to well arranged words as you are to those compositions that you find waiting for you to catch on camera. I am very glad you share them in this manner here.
otherwise, it’s just Dr. Seuss and limericks for me.
Lucinda Keller says
Wow, you have been BUSY! So prolific … so creative! I am impressed. They are awesome and I am inspired as always.
These posters are way cool. And they remind me of your journal pages…
Sheri Twing says
I love the photo frames you’ve been using. Where can we find those? Especially the ones you used for your flowers and orchid pot! Gorgeous!
Mary Ann Moss says
debbie – regular digital photos + digital frames
the 3 on this post are all cropped from 1 photo
then put into the digital frames
Debbie L says
Ok, wait. Are you finding decaying posters that look like your photos or are you putting pieces of them together with camera or??? These are way cool! Enquiring minds want to know! 😀