Poetry Collaboration

A wonderful poem and drawing of my son's, and an invitation to contribute to a poetry exhibition , coincided last week and I pulled the elements together in these two cushions. 

Drawing

Drawing

These cushions are a collaboration between me and my son. He wrote the poem and drew the bird as a piece of creative writing at school- it came home at the end of term among a bundle of work and it really stood out to me as something he'd enjoyed doing so well. Soon afterwards I was invited to contribute to this show and I realised it was a chance to do something more with this poem. The eagle drawing was almost a silhouette and ideal to make into a paper stencil screen print. I am making lots of cushions at the moment and I like the contrast of putting a bird of prey on to something intrinsically soft.

Screen printing offers many qualities including repeats, which is why there are two cushions with different treatments.

Cushion 1 & 2

Cushion 1 & 2

Posted on November 7, 2013 and filed under 2016.