Tuesday, August 31, 2010

bold belief

touched with BOLD,
or absurd, belief
has a certain toleration

differences of mind disappear,
merged in something higher

. . . . . . . .

The OED word of the day for the erasure poem|commentary is 'indifferentism,' to which I am totally indifferent — especially when comparing it to my brother's find today: a group of jellyfish is called a 'smack.'

As for the art, that's a cerulean watercolor wash over a failed painting, and the white marks are a mix of water-soluble crayon, alphabet stamps using a white ink pad, and...white out!! Yes, that old office stuff still has a use! Can't remember where I saw it listed as a medium on a painting, but when I saw a bottle in Office Depot, I had to go for it.


annbass said...

I love the abstract-ness of this painting. And the explanation of course intrigues me. Fun idea to think of doing a wash over some snippet of failed painting .. then make it into something anew! White out, eh?

alkiart said...

Thanks, Ann! Reuse is always great!