Krista Franklin, Cadillacgrotesquery

“Big Bang”, Mixed media on watercolor paper, 2010

Words and images are completely knotted up in my imagination, and I’ve given up trying to disentangle them. It used to be a reciprocal relationship where the images spawned words that would become poems, and the words would give birth to image. I suppose that may still be the case in some parallel universe, but over the past five to six years, the images have gotten greedy and devoured most of the poems. Occasionally I can still eek the poems out if I’m challenged, however, studio time for me now primarily consists of scissors, glue and paintbrush as opposed to a computer or paper and pen.

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