Strawberry Poem (2011)

mixed media painting by Chris Lockhart with chair.

During mixed media class, I made a series of 3 paintings inspired by the Billy Collins poem “Introduction to Poetry,’ in which he describes a difficulty found in teaching poetry. He also describes a way I like to think about art as experience and a means of expression. A line from this poem, “press an ear against its hive,” was written in a few pages of my sketchbook as a reminder of what I hope to accomplish.

15 in by 18 in, acrylic, gel transfer, and paper on canvas, 2011.

detail shot of Strawberry Poem.