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In 2014 I created a portfolio of drawings, paintings, pastels, to accompany a prose poem, “Because,” which I wrote and copyrighted in 2000-2002.

Below, are some details of images found in the portfolio. They are a resonse to the repeated phrase for each poem: “I am an Artist, because….”

Detail of a drawing/painting from  Because

Detail of a drawing/painting from Because

Detail of a page with text and part of image from  Because

Detail of a page with text and part of image from Because

2017-2018 Sky (between) Water, a Portfolio with prose poems copyrighted, 2017-18.

In response to world and national events, to family tragedy, I wrote every day, creating images to reinforce my words. The memories of a childhood during the Second World War, my family’s struggles, immigration/citizenship problems, the environment, the airplanes which flew over our house, as pilots trained for assignments in Europe, my heritage, the relationship to current events, flooded together in my mind as a time event continuum.

Portfolio cover: Sky (between) Water

Portfolio cover: Sky (between) Water

Inside Portfolio Box

Inside Portfolio Box

Details: portfolio contents: prose poems and images of Florida in the 1940s.

Details: portfolio contents: prose poems and images of Florida in the 1940s.