The Visual Poetry of Poeticah explores the boundaries between poetry, languages, and traditional with computer visual art.
The Jury Duty Page explains my beliefs concerning the penal system and morality.
Jane, the owner of “New Wave Travels,” looks at pictures from my portfolio. She points to a picture of one of my favorite paintings inspired by Salvador Dalí, except with more vivid colors and bolder brush strokes.
She smiles and says, "I like this. We are buying an old abandoned building downtown and something like this on its wall would be a great eye catcher. Could you create a prototype for my approval?"
She read my mind. This will be riskier and bigger than anything I've ever done before. If this project fails I might end up on the street. But I’m tired of scraping by. Maybe, a big challenge is what I need.
One week later, Jane looks at my prototype. "Chris, it’s great! The mural should be like it. Please return in two weeks for final arrangements; the building should be purchased by then."
Two weeks later I return. The pink and violet sign has been replaced by a black and white sign that reads "Classic Travels.” Pink and violet exterior and interior designs have been redone in gray, white, and beige. The secretary says I need to see Bob the new owner.
I tell Bob about my assignment and ask, "Where did Jane go?"
Bob replies, "Jane told me about you. She left for New York due to a family crisis. She left no address or phone number. We purchased the old building and would still like a mural. Are you still interested?"
Bob frowns as he looks at my prototype. "This will not do. Can I look at samples of your work?"
Since I have spent much time and effort and need money, I swallow hard and say, "Let’s look at my portfolio."
Bob chooses a style that is not in line with my feelings. I create a new prototype in a typical, conservative style. After several changes, Bob finally approves it.<<Writings>>