Thursday, May 31, 2012

It Suddenly Dawned

Posting this at 10:30pm on May 31 and getting my quilt and haiku in just under the wire.  It Suddenly Dawned is part my developing series of water/reflection/horizon art quilts.  I just found out today it was accepted into the 30th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts Exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Very excited.  This is 75.5 x 32 wide and has a similar size and construction as Tranquil Marsh/Wild Iris of my last posted artwork that I will post a full picture of as soon as I am able.  But this gives you an idea of how big it is.

The haiku gave me a little trouble at first and then I managed to come up with two.  I like them both but they are very different in tone.  I thought I'd share both.  I think the first suits the artwork better but I still like the second.

painted sky . . .
lapping light stretches
into dawn

morning reflections
dissolve into the vastness . . .
all at sea

Elena Stokes

1 comment:

Martha Dennis said...

Elena! I love how you've done the reflection in the water! It's so technically simple, but so utterly effective.