The Grain of Wood
A collection of short stories, poems and artwork. From the back of the book: Symbols and metaphors weave through these works as if tracing the grain of wood, repeating in patterns to form a cohesive spiral out of the separate, surreal narratives and images. Of these themes, the most pervasive is the play between darkness and light, of opposite but interlocking shapes. From the sheer black of the first page to the interlocking patterns of the wood grain, to the alternating dark and light forms in "Shadow in the Fray," and even to the work's awareness of its composition as positive and negative space, as black letters floating over a white void, this theme finds visual representation throught the book, often alluding to the spiral form. The stories, poems and works of art framing this spiral range from magical realism to the dark surreal, from playful experiments with the infinite to absurd dreamscapes, touching a setimental core within the irrational.
- Electronic book text
- 13 Sep 2011
- Morrisville, NC, United States