ArtsTalk Blog - 1000 Words: An Inspired Writing - November Apples

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

This spring SSAC has ushered in a new collaborative exhibit between our Visual Artists and Writers. Compelling and evocative images inspired stories and poetry of joy and sorrow, fear and longing.

Both the images and the accompanying writing will be shared in store, online, and featured here in our blog throughout the next seven weeks.

Artwork Created By: Susan Medland
Medium: Acrylic on board

Blue
written by Jessica Van de Kemp

Before winter, the gold of the tree


strikes a match against the night


at daybreak. If you hold the sky to your ear,


it sounds like the ocean. Blue. A new recording


of bluebirds, behind the wooden fence,


feels electric, a persistent mood of sun,


not fog, makes an orchard of apples.


There is light enough to see a bee's wing,


a little snow, your breath, then silence.


To the eye, time stills, ghostly, turned


pearl, hidden in the countryside, an unsaid feeling


touches the distance between blades of grass,


tall as the low cloud on the fence following the trees,


a lightness. Stopping by a tree buzzing in the dark,


you can hear what makes your heart a heart.

Thank you for reading! We hope you enjoyed this instalment of 1000 Works. Please stop by our store to enjoy the art in person if you have a chance.

Like what you see? Want to take it home? Purchase this Painting HERE