Federation of Writers Scotland have a feature called ‘Blog of the month’, and I’m delighted that this month’s blog is Subjects, objects, verbs. FWS’s editor asked me this:
“… you have provided a brief note on the blog’s genesis, I wonder if you could expand that a bit – what your aim is in creating the blog, how do you hope it might affect readers?”
That’s an excellent shot across the bows, I thought! Straight to the heart of the matter – just what am I doing here, friends, and what are you getting out of it?
I had a long think, and tried to write a reply that was honest, and as b.s. free as I could manage. You can read my reply here…
Something a little different – a gallery with an assortment of some of the images and montages that I’ve made to illustrate this blog over the past wee whiley …
The island of Macgyver
Chuck Wagon crossing The Great Scots Pine
Still experimenting with work for the ‘subjects, objects, verbs’ photo-poetry project – albeit at a glacial pace!
Here are two draft layouts about Bob Leeson (click images to enlarge). Working towards somewhere with these, but not sure where I’m heading yet..!
The poem in the second layout is titled ‘Klein’ and the text of this is also included below.
Cavan Convery, graphic designer.
click image to enlarge
Subjects, Objects, Verbs is a ‘photo-logographic portrait project’. Like a waltz, it’s in triple time (well, sort of…)
1) The invited subjects of the project are asked to select up to three objects.
The objects can be anything; a shoe, a trinket, a book, a coin, a key, a toy, an instrument, a ring, a ball, a clock, a bag, a tool, a piece of equipment, a stone, a map. It is something tangible selected by the subject which connects them to an important time, or event, or place, or person in their life. A connection which they feel is important to you because that time, those events, that person, or that place was formative. It can be to do with work or it can be something more personal, but it should be something which represents a connection which is not arbitrary, but to something, someone, or sometime which really mattered to them.