soft edges


illustration by J Byron Schachner



illustration by J Byron Schachner


see the hard edged lens on the dog eye

but the soft edge of the dog fur;

see the hard edged right jaw line of the woman

but the soft edges of the hanging earrings;


see the hard edge shinny nose of the pup

but the soft edges of the blades of grass;


see the hard edge of the left nostril

but the soft edge of the eyebrows.


It’s all about texture: liquid, bushy, bony, tunnel-y, or electrified!

Definition #256 Denis Brown Technique

Denis Brown's  Layered Glass Engravings

Denis Brown’s
Layered Glass Engravings

no text, but texture

coincidence not flimsy

white on white message

Music in the Mountains

StoneForest, China

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence.
Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony),
rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation),
and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.
The word derives from Greek μουσική mousike; “art of the Muses”.

beats a bass drum.

strums calypso.

sound the violins.

The Rockies
trumpet horns.

The Smokies
shush their castinettes:
an Appalachian song.

The timbre of the sounds resounds:
redwoods’ bass,
driftwood’s chant.

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