Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"Catoptric Bends of Lighted Sound"

Sound Reflections 1 color pencils 4"x4" by Meera Rao 

This is one of my three pieces that was selected for the "Small Works- Miniatures by the Tidewater Artists " show at the Charles Taylor Arts Center in Hampton from Oct 25-Nov 30 2014. ( I know I am way late in posting! )  Poets were invited to write a poem inspired by the artworks in the exhibition and the Arts Center hosted a poetry reading on Oct 30th in the galleries. Below is the poem by Dave Lego and I am thrilled that my piece inspired him  :)  The link on the title of the poem should take you to the audio recording of the poet reading his creation.  Please let me know if the link does not work -- I have been working on embedding mp3 links on my blog which has been harder than I imagined.  My heartfelt thanks to Dave  for this poem.  

Sound Reflections 1

catoptric bends of lighted sound
golds and bronze, greens and blues
bright brassy banded all around
a field marches to rousing hues

hear the crowd in white-bleached stands
hear teenagers shouting loud approval
hear percussion, horns, marching band
hear Americana just being youthful

batons spin air from majorettes
pom-poms shaking pretty cheerleaders
believing it's as good as it gets
with play-by-play from a loudspeaker

half-time show a steeped tradition
for a hundred years or thereabouts
you may think of a better addition
but truth is, i have my doubts

© Dave Lego 2014-11-25

ekphrastic for 2014-11-30 at
the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
for Meera Rao's "Sound Reflections 1"


Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Meera, how wonderful this fellow wrote a poem to match your painting, which, by the way, is awesome.

padmaja said...

The link works and it is a beautiful poem Meera, love your miniature!

arvin said...

This is beatiful. I love the relection of the solitary figure in a vast expanse surrounded by the swirling, chaotic colors of her life. Congratulations on selection for the small work exhibition and inspiring a poem!

Hema Penmetsa said...

Oh, what beautiful pieces! Both yours and Dave's. I can totally see why your art inspired Dave to pen such thoughts.

I've been absent from the blogging world for some time now but I'm back. Hopefully to stick around this time :). It's so good to be back here, enjoying your worldview again, Meera!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Carol :) I was so touched that a poet was inspired by the painting!

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, Thanks! It was indeed an honor and a pleasant surprise!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Arvin! I am excited to have a poem written on the painting :) And I really appreciate your comments.

Meera Rao said...

Hema, thank you! so glad to see you back in the blogosphere. Looking forward to seeing your posts -- welcome back!

Ambika @asunnyellowindow said...

The painting is fluid and lovely, Meera! It will rock on a large canvas as well.

hmuxo said...

This is such a beautiful painting.. the reflections are like none I've seen before...
Congratulations Meera on a beautiful piece! the poem was an added plus...

Sadami said...

Congrats, Meera, on your works selected for the exhibition. Wonderful and pleasant to see the marriage between visual images and literary like picture book illustration. Enjoy drawing!! Best wishes, Sadami

Meera Rao said...

Ambika, thank you! Your comment helps me make up my mind :)

Meera Rao said...

@hmuxo, It was so much fun to paint :) Thank you for the lovely comments!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Sadami! I love what you you have to say about the marriage of visual and literary and book illustration. and as always i appreciate your support.

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