"WHY MOI IS NOT A PAINTER"
For me, visual art methodologies are a great source for teaching about poetic form. As such, I inevitably tried my hand at painting. Well, I recently stumbled across four paintings I did years ago after a residency at the Ucross Foundation. Ucross is in Wyoming and, while there, I met some cows. So I thought I'd paint their (full-frontal) faces! Here they are lined up on a bookshelf, applying what I believed I knew about minimalism and abstraction--do you hear them Mooooo...? :
And that, my Dears, is why Moi is a poet, not a painter.
Nonetheless, cough, let me share what many visual artists often say about reproduction's effect: "Naturally, they look better in person ... "