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kim peter Kovac



ETHE[R]EAL

​          Inspired by James Turrell's Aten Reign (2013)

1.
Light.

2.
Light is not seen; its effects are seen.

3.
Light is abstract, yet focuses the eye and tells stories.

4.
The arms and legs of a dancer in motion seem curved as eyes snag the gestalt of the movement, reorder the images, and curve the limb-angles.  Light limns the motion in precise counterpoint toward a new reality.

5.
Paintings breathe and vibrate on the verge of movement.  Light is part of the artist’s toolbox; in and on canvas it delineates the brushstrokes in precise counterpoint toward a fused reality.

6.
Words and a work of art are symbiotic when precise meanings, rhythms, and sounds jangle and illuminate both the poem and the painting.

7.
Words qua color qua light.

8.
Ethereal.

9.
Light.





Kim Peter Kovac works nationally and internationally in theater for young audiences with an emphasis on new play development and networking. He tells stories on stages as producer of new plays, and tells stories in writing with lineated poems, prose poems, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, haiku, microfiction, and three-line poems, with work appearing or forthcoming in print and on-line in journals including The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Elsewhere, Frogpond, Mudlark, and Counterexample Poetics. He is fond of avant-garde jazz, murder mysteries, contemporary poetry, and travel, and lives in Alexandria, VA, with his bride, two Maine Coon cats, and a Tibetan Terrier named Finn.