Artist’s Statement:

Well, regarding my work in ‘poetry-films’ I like to think of things this way: the conceit is to hit the trifecta. A poem, riveted together with film and music exercises its chances of being experienced as it was originally written to be — seen and heard. Strange I know. The poem, off the hoary page, lit up in color shades and shadow, enhanced by music becomes something greater than the poem ever was. Not to be out done, I’m looking for my poetry-films to pluck moving images out of their predictable doldrums because yes, film becomes, as I hope my work betrays, a different animal when an accompanying  lyric becomes the images’ sole screenplay. When thoughtfully done, an original musical score, contoured around poem and film becomes the third actor in the trifecta.