Sunday, August 26, 2012

Poetry Scintillates Visual Imagination

This Illustration... below... is one of my latest children's illustrations which I made for an an Abu Dhabi-based Poetess for her very special Kids Poem "An Angel without Wings."

Copyright Notification: The Illustration and Poem are strictly copyright protected respectively to Remy Francis for the Illustration and  the Poet and may not be copied or found anywhere else. 

I learnt the pleasure of listening to poems way back in primary school when I was called in as the kid in class to visualize poems covered in every term. 

Being a crazy artaholic, I was only too pleased to share my visual imagination with my fellow classmates and have the pictures hang in my classroom all year round. These paintings were replicated out of poems from English Romantic Poets such as William Wordsworth's The Solitary Reaper, John Keats' La Belle Dame Sans Merci et cetera and even pictures that came out of some unforgettable Non-de-tail sessions. 

I have my 5th grade teacher Mrs. John to thank for giving me this very special grounding in art & studies, which may have played an important part in rescuing me from the clutches of a point-less Exam-focussed learning system. A system which made me in later university days to not opt (for what would have been an amazing move) Astronomy (for the worst reason that I would not win high grades with it) over a subject titled "Linear Programming". Although this won me a centum in grading it has played to be of no use in any form in my career or life today. 

Getting back to the actual motivator for my making this post.... an organised method of utilitarian visualization makes me still relive some very famous poems taught to me in elementary school as if it happened today, with the same strength of freshness as when it was introduced to me more than 20 years ago.

Thank you once again for coming by!

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