I was recently contacted by a poet, Sally Denshire, who wrote a poem in response to my cyanotype artwork Flourish, that was the winning artwork in the Flying Arts Alliance Qld Regional Art Awards in 2020. To be gifted this poem that beautifully describes my artwork and current art practice is such a joy. Thank you Sally.
A Lineage of Ecologies
Each sea blue petal, gathered
in honour of Detritus, was slow
stitch’d into this teeming quilt,
this bowerbird mandala,
this cathedral rose window
in the navy night,
this rock pool in kaleidoscope.
And now the Seaweeds, from
Photographs of British Algae
to whom Flourish is indebted,
wave from their 19th century pages
in a lineage of ecologies.
Sally Denshire PhD is an occasional poet based in Albury, NSW. She enjoys crafting poetry in response to selected works of art. Please visit the following links to read some of her recent ekphrastic poems:
On Joy Hester’s late portraits of girls’
‘A Lineage of Ecologies’ after Flourish by Leanne Vincent, 2020
Image: Flourish, Cyanotype photograms on cotton with thread