Poison Ivy; Poison Words
Poison Ivy lays across newspaper headlines and a photo of the president of the United States. If you’re thinking, “It’s dark”, that is, of course, intentional. Photographs like this are known as low key or low key tones. Converting the photo to black and white is both symbolic and used to convey the throbbing pain and intense sorrow that have overtaken me. To balance the composition and be clear about my message, I overlayed an emphasized phrase from the Bill of Rights, “the right of the people peaceably to assemble”. Let us be mindful that . . .
. . . words matter too. Make them kind ones.