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Sensuous Summers


Item#: 2011SYR03

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Sensuous Summers

poster information


Sensuous summers
Jazz—Blues, waft by eager ears
Sway Syracuse, sway

I've been involved with the Poster Project since 2004. Back then one could submit up to five haiku, so I decided to do one per season. The summer haiku was about music and the wonderful summer concert series that Syracuse puts on. Although I was thinking about music in general, the Blues is one of my favorite genres and the Jazz Fest is one of the biggest concerts in the summertime.

I couldn't have written a poem about the music scene here in Syracuse and not mentioned jazz or blues.

I don't really know a lot about jazz, but I appreciate it. I like the way it sounds and the history of it. I listen to a lot of jazz- and blue-influenced rock music, but I really have a wide, eclectic taste.

I like the characters in my poster and the exaggerated quality of the style. I'm very interested in caricature and creating memorable characters in my pieces. It's much more fun than trying to represent people realistically, and I'd like to explore more of this in the future.