Playing With Words

We are all unique in what we experience or at least in what we focus on and in turn how we might express it. It’s not easy putting words together that capture that experience and it seems to be more of a matter of pointing to rather than capturing that experience. Poetry can be a most effective way to do that. For me intimate expression in writing is a challenge somewhat similar to the creation of a painting. Words are symbols and I am drawn to those words that others write that reveal a truth to me as a painting does in its own way. In my own attempts I am most interested in the arrangement and formation of words to express my own truth rather than relying on others words to reflect that truth although I realize the limitation of words. They are always fixed in time and limited in their abstraction. Most of all no combination or amount of words can mean something to those who have not had a similar direct experience.

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through Qthe self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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