Wedding Severance - Scansion Art - Acrylic on wood with found objects
Scansion Art plays with using visual symbols to represent the rhythm, sounds, and devices used in poetry, expressing the development of patterns and overall shape of poetic forms.
Poem copyright by Kate Jo Westfall
About 14" x 32" Framed poem and key will be provided Send a message if exact measurements are needed.
This courtship ritual requires that each man who claims he’s worth consideration present her with a token of intent - a finger, cut through personal donation. She chooses from the contributions and adorns herself with her selections, strings the victor’s digit on a strand around her neck, and calls him for a christening. She decorates the victor-suitor with a garland made from all remaining gems, anointing the beloved with a wreath around his chest, counting each cut stem as measures of his higher qualities, and of his wife’s desirability.
Acrylic paint on wood with found objects
Key Tall heart beats indicate stressed syllables. Short heart beats indicate unstressed syllables. Connected beats indicate multi-syllabic words. Matching number of dots on a beat indicate assonance within a line. Matching shape and number of triangles on a beat indicate consonance within a line. Matching white lines on beats indicate rhyme.