What else comes to mind?
What else comes to mind?
Art comes alive with the artist’s stroke.
It bounces from the white page
in alternating shades of the rainbow.
The green eyes entice and ensnare.
The fur flows and ebbs in blues and pink.
It has stepped out from the mere page
to come alive for me and you.
A hint of me.
A little green dab.
A dark blue stroke.
A few black lines.
That’s all you need.
Just a hint of me.
Still Life with a Parrot Tulip, a Pink Rose, a Mouse, a Lizard and a Bee Jean-Baptiste Fornenburgh – circa 1621-1648
An unusual picture with odd objects.
Placed in weird relation to each other.
Why these objects?
Does it have anything to do
with the spider’s web in the distance?
The web could be waiting
for the bee and the butterfly.
The flowers could have been placed on the table
to lure them closer to the web.
Then what about the mouse and lizard?
Why are they even in the picture?
The mouse could have been hungry and
jumped onto the table for food.
The lizard could have strolled into the scene.
But there can be no accident.
The artist placed them together for a reason.
I can’t figure out why.
I would like to present a 5 star review of Uvi Poznansky’s new book, Jess and Wiggle. Uvi is a talented author and artist. Her words flow like water in a bubbling stream.
Uvi Poznansky wears a coat of many colors. Originally from Israel where she studied Architecture and Town Planning then moving to the US where she studied Computer Science and became an expert in Software Engineering, Poznansky managed to combine the design elements of two studies into unique formats. And she has accomplished the same with the other side of her brain – making visual her ideas (she is an accomplished painter, drawer, and sculptor who has enjoyed exhibitions both in Israel and in California, her present base) and making words in poetry and in short stories and children’s books.
JESS AND WIGGLE is one of her newest and freshest books yet. More concerned with the visual than the story Uvi provides all the illustrations for this delightful little rhyming tale – richly colored hand made collages as well as paintings adorn these beautiful and fanciful pages.
The story concerns young Jess who rarely smiles and never laughs until she encounters Wiggle, a ribbon like creature with whom she interacts In myriad ways in a test of who will laugh. Of course the winner is the recalcitrant Jess, but it is the artistic fun things she does with Wiggle that make the reader laugh way before Jess gives in!
This is another treasure form Uvi Poznansky – a perfect entertainment and lesson for children and adults alike. Grady Harp, August 15
Erte; The Precious Stones; Sapphire c.1969
The grace and elegance
of your art.
The master of your craft.
The precision of details.
The combination of colors.
The impeccable designs.
The lover of the human form.
The lover of a woman’s form.
We thank you, Erte.
Dalì, Swans Reflecting Elephants. 1937.
No one can create a picture like Dali.
A picture with hidden meanings about his many obsessions.
The more you stare at it, the more you can see.
Disturbing images from Dali’s youth.
Could that be Dali standing off to the left side
by himself, with his hands in his pockets,
staring off into space?
A man who never fit in with his peers or society.
A man who used his demons to create works of art.