"Thin Spines of Memory" Poems by Star Coulbrooke, Cover by Jane Catlin

Added on by Jane Catlin.

This is the first of two poetry collections Star Coulbrooke will be releasing as Logan City Poet Laureate. The topic of this first collection relates to her formative years on a small family farm near the Bear River in Idaho. Recurring themes are fire, water, land, wild and domestic animals, trees, birds, dreams, death, and family.
Star selected my art for the cover because she said my paintings convey an organic sense of water, land, and endangered creatures, including humans. Together we chose the painting "Coalesce" that matched the themes in her book. Star said, ” That gorgeous painting reflects the mystery, danger, and beauty of the river I’ve loved all my life; it conveys the sense of loss and redemption that I hope the poems contain."

"Thin Spines of Memory" by Star Coulbrooke can be purchased on Amazon

What I am making in the studio.

Added on by Jane Catlin.

 I just came across Morimura Yasumasa's summary about the Yokohama Triennale 2014. The exhibition was titled  "Art Fahrenheit 451 ". Two such quotes really resonate with me since I am recovering from a concussion.  "Forgetting" is memory in the form of a black hole absorbing memories that could not be held onto." and "a Voyage through the sea of oblivion".

I am currently making some 80"X45" crayon on linen drawings while I think about "the forgotten" as memories that are not memorized, in addition to memories that have probably been erased and banned by censorship and authorities". Sound familiar with our current political situation?