The Jar

This is a piece I did for SPARK: art from writing: writing from art   .  I was assigned by the founder, Amy Souza, to make a painting based on a poem titled, “Freed from the Jar” by Kamika Cooper.  It was a good exercise for me to loosen up and paint faster than usual since there was a deadline.  The wire coil in the tree is from when I worked in the archives and had to remove spines for rehousing documents in folders.  And that is a dead moth I found in my studio – there were no moths mentioned in the poem, but it’s what I imagined.

Here are other works from different artists made during Spark’s 33rd round: http://getsparked.org/