I first met Mair when I joined her Creative Writing Class. At that time she was inquiring if anyone knew of a local artist who might be interested in illustrating a pamphlet of her poetry. Mair’s female biased, power poems resonated with my surreal approach to art and we gelled. Consequently I agreed to collaborate with her on this project. The rest is history or to be more specific an illustrated pamphlet.
I really enjoyed the challenge of bringing Mair’s poetry into the visual spectrum, the merging of two art forms and maximizing the impact of the themes expressed. A wide range of art techniques were used e.g. Pencil, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Collage and Photography with each poem being paired to a sympathetic medium. The book/pamphlet is to be published this August and I am so excited to see my work in a book.