Ekphrastacy: Independent Together: “Viewpoint”
by Doc Janning
by Patti Fields and Ray Juaire
Is our stillness to be found
Or is it
all the same?
of the same coin
projection and focus
amidst patterns we set.
intersections and nexes
as life’s pathways trend.
shadings and textures
ideas and thought.
within a wider world
Patti Fields and Ray Juaire, Artists: Sculptors Patti Fields and Ray Juaire often transform a variety of media to create artwork that, at times, symbolizes their professional and personal relationship and explores issues of place and memory. Their work can be singular or done in small series that play with balance, utilizing dynamic forms, conceptual narratives, and a re-imagined history of the objects they incorporate in each of their pieces. They suggest new histories in the combinations of fabricated and found objects and work to create metaphors for the nucleus of human, scientific, and metaphysical relationships. For the first time, the couple is showing a few solo works together, carving out new territory.
Doc Janning, Poet: Doc Janning, Inaugural Poet Laureate of South Euclid, Ohio, is a poet, author, educator, longtime Scout Leader, and retired Podiatrist. He has created Ekphrastic Poetry for Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights, OH, and for Cleveland Photo Fest. He has been a Writer-in-the-Window at Appletree Books for National Novel Writers’ Month.
He is Creator/Moderator of Second Sunday Poets, a poetry open mic sponsored by the William N. Skirball Writers’ Center at the South Euclid – Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, which has published some of his work.
Doc’s favorite quote is by the late Rod McKuen: “It doesn’t matter who you love or how you love, but that you love.”
Please enjoy this video for Ekphrastacy September 2020 in Response to Independent Together: 30 Years of Collaboration:
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