Anne Siems, Bear Plant, 2012
“Wash day at la Pitchoune”, 1973
Lady of Shalott in artModern critics consider “The Lady of Shalott” to be representative of the dilemma that faces artists, writers, and musicians: to create work about and celebrate the world, or to enjoy the world by simply living in it. Feminist critics see the poem as concerned with issues of women’s sexuality and their place in the Victorian world.
from The Garden of Hecate in the Sewanee Review (x)
Ivan Aivazovsky - Stormy Sea, 1868
Beginnings are always different, but they always crunch under my teeth and explode — like cherry tomatoes, like pomegranate seeds, like grapes — red and bright and, possibly maybe, sweet and deadly. We are not meant to be locked away.
Osma Harvilahti - Finland (Winter) (2009-2010)
Humpback whale breaches off of Alaska’s Admiralty Island
National Geographic | January 1984
Autopsy in the Form of an Elegy by John Stone