In the last post of the long Art Journey that we’ve been on, we were forewarned that we would be headed into some new styles of art.
Let’s now cruise on forward into a new style, and see some images in a soft, dreamy Watercolor Style, along with some dreamy poetry that was inspired by the images!
Daydreams on the run
the fun has just begun
And then a fine-finned denizen
arises from within
To float among your dreams and swim
immersed in every whim.
He comes and makes your day
and takes you far away
to some lost isle of Paradise
all as you fantasize!
Birds of a feather share dreams together –
They talk of buoyant weather
and of hopes and dreams untethered
Their hopes rise in the twilight
and soar freely in their hearts
While they share their deepest insights
and discuss René Descartes
And upon a distant star
that they gaze at from afar
their inner dreams they freely wish
of goals they’ll soon accomplish.
A LITTLE NOTE ON THIS POEM:
WHY RENE DESCARTES? Why is René Descartes mentioned in the poem? There are a number of reasons: For one, I have observed that when people talk about their dreams and aspirations, they often enter into rather PHILOSOPHICAL moods. Also, this image does have a MATHEMATICAL influence to it (a lot of my images do) – those of you who are mathematically inclined might notice this in some of the shapes and curves in the image. And finally, the name happens to fit into the RHYME scheme of the poem! (FYI – René Descartes was a well known French philosopher and mathematician of the 17th century, famous for the saying, “I think, therefore, I am.”)
Deep within the jungle dark, a discourse carries on
Between an oddly mismatched pair on which to look upon
They speak of matters big and small, debating on them all
With voices loud and eyes a-wide, engaged in their powwow
The jungle folk all gather at the sound of the oration
and listen to them argue with a sense of consternation
while the jungle echoes loudly with their rambling dissertations
of matters so momentous as to change the fate of nations!
CONTEXTUAL NOTE: You might recognize these characters from an earlier post in this website. Click here to see them in that context.
NOTES ON THE CREATIVE PROCESS: These images were painted in watercolors, from the imagination. The poems were written as I viewed the paintings, and wrote down what entered my mind. In this manner, I have been experimenting with interpreting works in one medium, Art, into another medium, Poetry.
PSYCHOLOGICAL NOTES: To me, the tendency for watercolors to blend and shade into each other produces images with a “dreamy” kind of feel to them. Thus the poetry based on them also tends to be dreamy. Does this indicate something about emotions and inspiration?
This image shows the latest section of the long Train of Thought that we have been riding on in this experimental Art Journey. Click on image for larger view.