I say it again and again, but for me art and words go together. They always have. So I enjoy combining words into the images I create whenever possible. For the painting “Truth” I stamped a short poem that is included in my newest poetry book, Poiema. The poem is the same name as the art, and speaks to the ways we absorb and understand the things that are real.
This comes directly from my experiences in childhood. Truth is always there, but some shout over it, some hide from it, and some just plain refuse to listen at all. But even then, in a still small voice, truth whispers to us.