This collection of poems and paintings seeks to find the places where visual and written communication intersects, and the places where those two media diverge. The collection consists of poems and paintings juxtaposed, as if in conversation with one another throughout the pages. The collection treats each painting and poem as a separate attempt at prayer. As a reader turns the pages, similar questions are asked again and again, but in different settings and with different outcomes. This collection focuses on finding reconciliation between the oral culture of storytelling and the written culture of ideas, all within the context of prayer.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Christensen, Ashley Mae, "First Psalm: Poems and Paintings" (2011). All Theses and Dissertations. 3062.
prayer, painting, poetry, metaphysical, experimental, prose poem