Be transported to the beach at sunset! Looking west across the Gulf Coast shoreline on a November evening, the anvil cloud from a distant storm flows out from beyond the horizon toward the land just as the tide washes in, and incoming sky and sea mirror each other in the gentle waves.
No encounter with Mother Nature ever leaves us unchanged.
In Print with Verse, I try to describe the changes she has inspired in me, some that have unfolded over the course of years, and some as simple as repairing my outlook on life in an hour of golden afternoon.
My original poetry, along with an image of the encounter that inspired it, are matted together in a single frame.
The 15" x 18" mat displays an archival print in one window, with the verse displayed in a deeper, double-matted window below it, adding a sense depth to the print. The text is printed on a variety of handmade Nepalese, Thai and Indian papers, with imbedded fibers from mango, banana and other plants. Matting is 1/2" thick. It comes ready to frame and hang, inside a plastic protective sleeve.
The title and a description of the event appears on the back, along with information about the print and the handmade papers.