The work of Emily Dickinson has woven its way into book works and 2D works for the past two years. The complexity and richness of her poetry includes much darker, more candid and personal thoughts than we might expect from a “proper 19th Century lady of Amherst.” In researching and presenting Dickinson’s poems, I have been struck by the immediacy of her ideas, including questions of “the edge,” the place between existence and what is “beyond”. In this powerful poem she describes herself as “One returned, [from “the onset with Eternity”] I feel / Odd secrets of the line to tell! . . .”, and offers us a glimpse of “Next time. . . the things to see, . . .” She opens the door to expansive ideas and concepts, in the tradition of her transcendentalist circle. This piece is part of a series of prints I have made as experiments for a book based on the Holst symphonic suite titled The Planets.
|Title||Secrets of the Line to Tell|
|Place of Publication||Vashon, WA|
|Author of Text/Poet||Emily Dickinson|
|Medium/ Materials||Gouache, ink and gold leaf (hand-tooling).|
|Paper Stock||Monoprint on Rives BFK|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||9.75 x 25.75 inches|