Friday, September 14, 2012

little you-i

little you-i by megan_n_smith_99
little you-i, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

A lot of the time my inspiration for art comes not from images, but from words. Usually a little snippit, sometimes of a song or a poem, sometimes just a little fragment from a book or overheard conversation.

This little critter was inspired by an ee cummings poem:

e.e. cummings

o by the by
has anybody seen
little you-i
who stood on a green
hill and threw
his wish at blue

with a swoop and a dart
out flew his wish
(it dived like a fish
but it climbed like a dream)
throbbing like a heart
singing like a flame

blue took it my
far beyond far
and high beyond high
bluer took it your
but bluest took it our
away beyond where

what a wonderful thing
is the end of a string
(murmurs little you-i
as the hill becomes nil)
and will somebody tell
me why people let go


little you-i
5 x 5"
available on Etsy.

if you would like to commission a painting based on your favorite poem, let me know!

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