July 3, 2007
"WHAT TREE ARE YOU?"

This watercolor by Pat Banks
is inspired by a poem of the same name from
ASYMMETRY
a MotesBooks title by Judy Sizemore
"THAT MUST HAVE BEEN SOMETHING"

This watercolor by Pat Banks
is inspired by a poem of the same name from
ASYMMETRY
a MotesBooks title by Judy Sizemore

    from Pat Banks' artist's statement:

    Judy Sizemore’s work has been important to me for many years.  She inspired me on my
    verbalization and descriptions of my work especially through the use of Haiku.  Her
    observations of nature and humanity are remarkable and emotional, and she speaks to me
    through her work.

    I chose two of her poems from the new publication “Asymmetry” (MotesBooks, Louisville KY)
    and created paintings based on them.

    1.   “That Must Have Been Something” (poem by Judy Sizemore) - 40”x32”
    Original watercolor inspired by the “Great Forest spread across the land.”  The vista from
    high on a ridge is overlooking layered misty valleys and reflects the majesty of the forest.  
    A similar painting was used for the front cover of the book.

    2.   “What tree are you?”(poem by Judy Sizemore) - 32”x40”
    Original watercolor inspired by the question "what tree are you?"  I chose to paint a solitary
    red maple emerging from the mists.  The mist represents the question/mystery of our being.

                                                                                                                     Pat Banks, Richmond KY
                                                                                                                           patbanks@ipro.net
"Visions" can intersect beautifully with "Voices" ...
Works displayed on this page were included in the "Visions From Voices" exhibit
at the
Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft in Louisville (2007)
(c) 2007
Click here to return to
Judy Sizemore's
ASYMMETRY page
at
MotesBooks.com
Click here to return to
Judy Sizemore's
ASYMMETRY page
at
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two works by PAT BANKS ...
two works by PATRICIA RITTER ...

    from Patricia Ritter's artist statement:

    Judy Sizemore, a writer and poet from Eastern Kentucky, and I are both Roster
    Artists with the Kentucky Arts Council and are fortunate to go on a retreat with our
    group each summer and fall.  While on those retreats, artists share their work in
    the evenings, so I have heard Judy read her work over the years.  Sometimes she
    would share pieces she was working on and that is when I first heard “That Must
    Have Been Something” with its descriptions of the forest undergrowth and
    endless expanse of trees that were here before the immigrants arrived.  I was
    inspired by her reverence and awe of trees, forests and fields; I sensed that
    matched my own feelings for the beautiful land I live on in South Central Kentucky
    (in the Kettle community).  My connection to the earth is centered here on my own
    little patch of woods and fields, and I feel that Judy expresses verbally what I seek
    to express visually.  My painting “Creek Thoughts” harks to Judy’s words “and the
    roots underfoot connected trees in Kentucky to trees in New Hampshire with
    currents of arboreal communication.”  

    Fall is my favorite time of year for both the welcome coolness after summer’s often
    oppressive heat and for the color show nature provides.  In her poem “Ground
    Fire” Judy writes “But for weeks now a change has been coming spreading
    through the undergrowth, dapples and fingers of yellow, illuminating the forest
    floor like ground fire.”   My watercolor “Blue Trees” is a portrait of a stand of trees
    waiting for winter on the edge of the woods near my home and the turning to the
    yellow and gold that Judy writes of.

                                                                                                Patricia Ritter, Kettle KY
                                                                                                    artmusic@duo-county.com
                                                                                                    www.artmusic.net
"BLUE TREES"

This watercolor by Patricia Ritter
is inspired by the poem "Ground Fire" from
ASYMMETRY
a MotesBooks title by Judy Sizemore
"CREEK THOUGHTS"

This painting by Patricia Ritter
is inspired by the poem
"That Must Have Been Something" from
ASYMMETRY
a MotesBooks title by Judy Sizemore
Click here to return to
Judy Sizemore's
ASYMMETRY page
at
MotesBooks.com

    contact info for sculptor Sarah Paulson:

    Sarah Paulson
    5980 Salt Lick Road
    Burkesville KY   42717
    sylvanusfarm@hotmail.com
two views of a sculpture by SARAH PAULSON ...
"ANCHORED"

This sculpture by Sarah Paulson
is inspired by the poem of the same name from
ASYMMETRY
a MotesBooks title by Judy Sizemore