My short video-poem “I Am Stitching Myself,” an ode to Mendocino County, was just twice awarded by judges for the 59th Annual Art in the Redwoods exhibit, held online by the Gualala Arts Center.
The exhibit has been extended through September 30th.
This is the first year the Gualala Art Center included an exhibit category for video clips.
In this era of continued sheltering-in-place, with our worlds shrinking (despite the irony of being ever-more-closely connected by a virus) to a a homestead, a room, a pod, a bubble, and a few guarded external routines, as an artist/writer/contemplative soul, I wanted to create something that helped renew our battered psyches, expand our horizons.
The poem = my effort to create an expansive ode to place.
Despite being over a decade in the making, the video is a mere one minute, thirty-seven seconds long. It is “unlisted” on YouTube – which means you can only view it with this direct link. It won’t be made searchable or public until the exhibit is over,
In the meantime, I encourage you to enjoy a glimpse of Mendocino county, through one author’s profoundly influenced lens.
13 thoughts on “Video poem wins multiple awards at Gualala Art Center’s Art in the Redwoods”
A fine narrated video- poem, indeed with very descriptive and extraordinary scenery. Thanks for sharing
Tim, thank you for spending time with the poem. It is terrific to hear from you.
I really enjoyed this video, and the poem is beautiful.
Come see what you’re missing! (grin)
Hopefully next summer! I need to travel again.
I was transported to your beautiful corner of the earth and especially loved the long drink from the ocean at the end.
We all need more beauty! Whenever and wherever we can find it…
Thank you for this beautiful poem. Mendocino County California is a treasure.
Jan, yes, this remote, rugged, diverse county has treasures within treasures…
I loved this so much and wish you could come and share my space here. I think of you often and please stay safe and enjoy the peace of the Redwoods.
Dorise, it is such a joy whenever you show up to life drawing or the collage group – both of which I hope will resume in person in the new year!
Coming from you, that is an honor. Thank you, Dan.