It’s not always easy to translate art into language. That even stands true when trying to describe visual art that utilizes language on the canvas.
Though the process is a challenge, it is a rewarding one, especially if you are dealing with work that inspires you and that you would really like to understand. This is the case, for me, with the work of my friend and partner, June Marie Milham.
She’s been doing mixed-media works in a series she’s calling DISTANT RELATIVES, using color, vintage portraits (photographs) and language in combination to create some very interesting and poetic works of art.
Her blog is still being filled out with the works from this series – including some of the pieces that already sold at the DISTANT RELATIVES gallery show – and it’s worth a look: June Marie Milham.
And, if you’d like to see the product of my work at translating her art into language in essay form, check out my essay on Yahoo!Voices.