Living in tornado alley in central states, we are often under tornado warnings. My daughter and son-in-law are avid storm watchers and inspired me to create a piece on the subject. This piece began as a work in paste paper. A search revealed that tornados are the subject of many poets.
I found a poem by the Kansas poet, Mary Williams Ward, to be particularly engaging as she describes what it was like to live through a tornado. I feel that the imagery of the horn of a unicorn takes the tornado from far off fantasy to a scary reality.
I lettered the poem in gouache in the sickly yellow green that we often associate with tornado weather and enhanced the colors and depth of the storm with pastels.
|Press Name/Publisher||Stone Manor Press|
|Place of Publication||Frisco, TX|
|Author of Text/Poet||Mary Williams Ward|
|Medium/ Materials||Paper with paste/acrylic paint. Lettered with gouache. Enhanced with pastels.|
|Paper Stock||Arches Text|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||12.25 x 19.25 inches|