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Poe-ish Notes

Poe-ish Notes

5 1/2″ x 8″  Poe-ish Notes are an example of my taking liberties with published works. Edgar Allen Poe deserves better than this but it was a fun exercise. I’ve taken some of Poe’s poems and edited them down to a few words. Images come to my mind and I incorporate them into the overall image. Using just one color helps me keep to the singular thought I try to portray. The materials are simple too: a book page, a marker, and cardstock.

Created and posted for day 10 of Art Every Day Month. I was inspired to try this art form by a book I reviewed some months ago, when I was the Books editor at The Roanoke Times. I recommended it then, and I recommend it now.  Austin Kleon’s “Newspaper Blackout”  is a collection of poems he created by blacking out the majority of newspaper pages. I figured if I started my poetry with the works of a great poet, I couldn’t go terribly wrong.  

By Heather Brush.

My Mother

To--

A Dream

Annabel Lee

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Nevermore

Nevermore

8″ x 10″  Nevermore is an ink drawing on collage over canvas. The collage is comprised of pages of the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. By Heather Brush. Nevermore is available for sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA. $35.

This piece was completed and posted for day 6 of Art Every Day Month, and in honor of Judit Cassidy whose memorial service we attended today, and whose daughter has become a part of our family.

Nevermore

Poe’s Raven

Poe's Raven

8″ x 10″ Poe’s Raven is an ink drawing on a collage of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven.” By Heather Brush. For sale $35.