2016 - 2017
In 2016 I became intrigued with Klecksography, the 19th century art of making images from inkblots. I experimented with the technique by dropping acrylic ink onto watercolour art-board. Although my inkblots were not mirror-images like the original Klecksographs, I watched with delight as faces and figures began to appear as the ink dried. Using pen and ink, I developed the images that emerged and eventually dubbed these whimsical creations, the 'INKspirations'.
(acrylic ink and pen on 9 x 12 inch artboard)
Sometimes we don't even know where they start
But wherever they wind there are things we do know
Like the adage we've heard that you reap what you sow.
It's because he listened to what 'they' said
Now he hears from his heart and leads with his love
So the hole in his head shines light from above
Just like birds of a feather
No matter what the weather
To each other we are tethered
I lived again with them this time.
Alas, I had to leave them much too soon.
Humpty Dumpty has returned
I hope that this time he has learned
There is no need to fight or fall
If he joins Peace up on the wall
Why elephants remember what they do.
Maybe they hold the records for us all.
Even records of our grace before the fall.
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The Inkblot Adventures of 2016
acrylic ink and pen, on paper
Do they chase you round, and make you feel:
angry, sad or downright bad?
Pain is lack
To the gap
To the space between your thoughts.
You prolly know what you should do
Take off your boots
Unhook your chain
And look at things
Like a child again