March 10, 2013

Inspiration in Ruins


Brooke Schmidt's word poems are astoundingly astute both in terms of their proclivity towards raw emotion and their meaningful brevity.  Created from cut-out book words, these works are fine examples of what artistic and intellectual endeavors can be duly accomplished with the physical remnants--the leftovers, one may say--of musty old books perhaps deemed unfit for collection.  I can only imagine, with a giddy nostalgia, what stories each word has helped to tell in their prior book-bound lives... 

2 comments:

Brooke said...

Awesome, Deanna! I love reading your description here. It is so interesting to catch bits of the story as I cut words out ~ sometimes I'm left wondering what happened. :)

EmeraldCut said...

You have a lovely shop, Brooke!