This book was created as part of the interactive, multi-disciplinary art show, Island Time. The exhibition emphasized story. Three artists presented the theme of time from an islander’s perspective with mono-prints (Janny Thompson), ceramics (Ester Strijbos), and short fiction/poetry (Monica Nawrocki). This artistic exploration speaks to the passage of time and what it means to be an islander. The show also highlighted the connections that grow among artists in small communities as the three presenters have drawn direct inspiration from one another’s work to create Island Time.
A curtain of snow falls outside my window--
each silent flake a word –
hoping to be caught--
for such weather,
are already out there,
catching single words
on their tongues and
Short story writers hurl tightly packed snowballs with startling accuracy.
Novelists grumble at these antics as they bundle up and grab their shovels.
Someone has to clear a path through all these words.