Sunday, May 22

Set In Stone?

Inside its block of stone, a latent being communicates with the sculptor, imprints its image and gives him no rest. It wills him to wield hammer and chisel to work towards its release. Driven by creative urges, the stonemason sets about rescuing embryonic beauty, like a surgeon performing a Caesarean section to save a life.

One Stop Poetry  has given us this picture prompt challenge, featuring the work of Walter Parada, and I've chosen to write 55 words for it.

18 comments:

  1. nice...love that you focused on the artist endeavor to bring something out in the art...be it the sculptor or the photographer...i have felt that...

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  2. What a brilliant conception of the art of sculpture!

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  3. many times the artist is left behind when the creation is finished.your insight into the mind of the sculptor is brilliant.

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  4. The red banner infuses life into what would otherwise be something completely stone. And you captured that here. Good poem.

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  5. Just like I know there's a poem soemwhere on that blank page...

    ;-)

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  6. Impressive image and words!

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  7. That's an excellent analogy, the sculptor as surgeon/obstetrician/midwife. It's somewhat the same for a writer, is it not? The story/poem demanding to be written, and often on its own terms! :)

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  8. Wow! Powerful work. It captured me from the start.

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  9. All sculptor's seen to say the same thing as freeing the form that is trapped and so giving it life

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  10. captured the struggle and the victory of creation.I like these words very much.

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  11. Let the force of blood rush thru me,
    fire up thy spirit within me.

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  12. Love it. I too wrote a 55 for one of the other pics (the muscled hunk in the field) but it was too rude to post. ;-)

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  13. 55 brilliant words, and wonderful imagery. Well done!

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  14. good view of on being the creator of a piece of art.

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  15. powerful imagery. even with writing, it's the same -- living, breathing words try to communicate with the writer and once, they are deciphered, a masterpiece is born.

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  16. Driven by creative urges...like magic, something from nothing. Great write.

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  17. Very interesting. The sculptor has to listen and envision the life within the stone.

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  18. Effective, analogic, solid work.

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