Art Poetry 2019 – Danielle Redden and Christine Beauchaine

For our 2019 Art & Poetry pairing, one pairing was with poet Christine Beauchaine and artist Danielle Redden.

Here are the works they created!

Danielle Redden provided this artwork to Christine:

In response, Christine wrote the following poem:

Old boot
Tattered and worn
What sort of things have you seen?
Where have you been?
A buffer between foot and earth
What travels have you made?
What travails have you endured?
Oh the stories you might tell
Old boot

The second half of this pairing involved Christine giving Danielle a poem as a starting point. Christine provided this poem:

Overwhelmed and so, so tired
Wondering about the future
Obsessing over the past
And neglecting the attention to the present
Stop for a moment
The early morning sky is pink
And orange
And lovely beyond anything
Breathe in the simple joy of the sunrise
Trust in the timing of your life
And know
That things are unfolding
Just as they should

In response, Danielle provided this artwork:

2019 Art-Poetry Pairing main page