Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fragments of Memory


New work:


Fragments of Memory
ingredients: vintage book cover, various vintage ephemera (book page, post cards, notebook scrap, envelope, dress pattern), vintage textiles, image transfers, colored pencil drawings, pressed flowers, glass, stitching




Fragments

My eyes are not a camera
my ears cannot hold
the sounds
they slide by
like flashes of light
through the window of a speeding car

Between one fragment
and the next
the spaces are
half filled in with
imagination

and the other half - ?




Don't ask me where the poem came from. The other half, maybe?



24 comments:

  1. oh my this is good work Sharmon!

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    1. Mo, thank you so much. I struggled with this one, so I'm happy for the positive reception!

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  2. You had me with the title! Love the center lace and the beauty of flowers, images and pressed flowers ... beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Ann. I'm glad you like the title... memories are really only fragments, aren't they?

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  3. c'est toujours aussi réussi.. je vais essayer ... une fois... de faire un tableau souvenir pour moi...

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  4. Sharmon, Wonderful work. Fragments indeed, and the poem is perfect. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Annie. I'm not usually much of a poet; this one took me by surprise!

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  5. I could get lost in these pages...such lovely 'bits'

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jo; I'm glad you like it!

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    1. Thank you Bridgette; so glad you stopped by!

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  7. What a stunning collage. All these vintage papers, the pressed flowers and the old lace...that all merge so beautifully together. Gorgeous composition, Sharmon and I love the stitching!

    Gaby <3

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    1. Gaby, thanks so much for the kind words - glad you like the piece!

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  8. Your work is beautiful.
    And I loved your poem.
    Thank you for the visit and kind words.
    I shall follow you ....

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  9. Margie, thank you! how sweet of you, an accomplished poet, to compliment my poetry! I'm honored. I'm following you as well...

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  10. Oh Sharmon, your work is like reading a book.. great narrative work, and the poem is a wonderful accompaniment ... x

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    1. Thanks, Cat; I think my work always revolves around a narrative, whether I start that way or not. So glad you like the poem - it just kind of 'came to me.'

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  11. This piece makes me feel as though I'm walking through a gallery and a garden of memories here, with the stitches marking the footsteps traced in time. Lovely.

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    1. Lynne, what a lovely comment; I really like the imagery of 'footsteps traced in time.' thank you.

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  12. This piece inspires poetry, Sharmon. It's a visual haiku! I love the title and everything about it. The spaces are resting places .... like natural viewing platforms high in the mountains.

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    1. That's a beautiful metaphor, Robyn - "visual haiku". Thanks so much for the lovely compliment!

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