Over the centuries, many artists have illustrated literary works; and on rare occasions, a poet
or songwriter has penned verse about a specific work of art. This is something quite different. In this world first - art inspires poetry
Internationally published poet, Celia Berrell, has created close to a hundred poems about animals, environmental issues and friendship. Each inspired by a Davson artwork.
You can find a series of environmental poems and Davson’s images on the Science Rhymes website (www.sciencerhymes.com.au). These carefully crafted verses have been appreciated world-wide as an educational resource, with three of the poems published in school text books. Artist and poet are creating a series of book publications to celebrate this world-first collaboration as art inspires poetry. It is usually the artist who illustrates the poetry – not the other way round!
Janice Nitschke 2013
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