Poster Image

 Under Harvest Moon


Item#: 2013SYR04

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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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Poem Inspiration Location

Under Harvest Moon

poster information


Under harvest moon
Landmark Theatre ghost shrieks
Boo! Trick or Treat me

I remember reading the annual call for haiku, which said—I forget the exact words—something like, “feel free to write about the dark side.” So that kind of inspired me, together with my experience at the Landmark Theater. I do ushering there, and I'm familiar with the history of the ghost. I've never actually experienced the ghost, but I do love the theater. I've never seen as beautiful a theater, to be honest, in New York City, as that one.

Also, when I thought about the combination—the Landmark and its ghost—I think it was around Halloween, with a beautiful harvest moon. My horoscope sign is Cancer, which is ruled by the moon. The moon is beautiful. I've always liked it.

The subject of this poem seemed like an interesting topic to me, so I decided that this would be the poem I would put into paint. The Landmark Theater is a beautiful building, and I feel that the exterior doesn't receive as much recognition as the interior usually does. This is why I chose to depict it in a piece of art work.

I am fascinated by stories of the ghosts that supposedly haunt this historic location, so I used shape and color to evoke an eerie moon about my painting. This project was a lot of fun to do, and I was able to experiment with lots of new styles and techniques.