Robert Lax is the most influential poet in my life at this time. I am so grateful that I discovered the work of this poet a couple of years ago. Much of what I consider my art work, at this time, is inspired by Lax's poems and life. Here is a mobile I recently created...coming to my Etsy shop soon.....
Robert Lax (1915-2000),
a little known American abstract
spiritual hermit was the inspiration for this
Mix Media Mobile. Much of Lax’s poetry was written in a
vertical fashion. His idea was to slow down the reader. I love
the blank space around the words and the feeling of openness
created by his style. This poem is #27 from
A Thing That Is
(1997). The six panels
represent the same spacing Lax used for
this poem. I made the poem spin in order to further slow the
reading. The mirrors are there to remind us to look within,
something I feel Lax spent most of his life doing.
Lax may be best know for his friendship with the Trappist
Monk, Thomas Merton. Though, I wish he could be known
more for his own works. Lax wrote many poems but was not
well published in the US. I love his writings and hope to bring
more of his wonderful poems to light through my art work.
This is a collaborative piece.
The text on the fabric was letter
pressed at A Revolutionary Press
by John Vincent of Harborside ME
Letter Pressed Light Block Cotton Fabric,
Quartz Crystal Chips,
Created by debOrah of Freedom, Maine
Here Are Some Robert Lax Links
It is my intention, each Sunday, to share something that fills me with Gratitude.
I write ~~~Gratitude~~~ with the wavy lines to represent the gratitude ENERGY~~~~~!
I hope you will join me and share your gratitude moments.
~~~Amen, Blessed Be, Namaste'~~~