Between Brush Strokes

Creator(s) Daphne Marlatt, Frances Hunter



December 2008

Between Brush Strokes, a long poem, responds to the distinctive art of the poet/painter Sveva Caetani (1917-1994) and imaginatively reconstructs the early part of her life in the Okanagan Valley of B.C. Accompanied by Caetani family photographs from the 1920s and 30s, line drawings, and a reproduction of one of the paintings from Caetani’s great sequence, “”Recapitulation,”” the poem, through language play, evokes the family dynamic that both blocked and encouraged a creativity that could only unfold in the later years of Sveva’s life.

Materials: An elegant cover printed on Mohawk Via Felt with archival pigment inks encloses laser-printed text pages and translucent Japanese papers on which drawings and photographs are printed.

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