Poster Image

Henry Keck and Stanley Worden in front of stained glass window


Item#: 2024SYR10

Purchase Details

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.

You also receive…

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

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

From a Master's Hands

poster information


From a Master's hands,

And colorful shards of glass,

Magical brilliance.

I have always loved stained glass, the vivid colors and sparkles. As a volunteer with the Onondaga Historical Association, I have had the opportunity to admire one of Henry Keck’s beautiful windows.

As for haiku, it is the architectural aspect of this form of poetry that intrigues me the most. Fitting my thoughts into the 5-7-5 syllable structure is a challenge that I truly enjoy.

I select poems, in general, very carefully. In addition to being a visual artist I have had an interest in creative writing for years. I appreciate clarity, brevity, and elegance. The poem I chose from the other strong submissions had all three. I also appreciate that this poem felt like being bathed in light. It is a visual poem in the best sense.

Creating art in Central New York has been a journey of unexpected twists and turns that often occur. I draw strength from that. This is an environment where I draw inspiration from almost anything: the culture, the people, the highs and lows, the streets, buildings, and folds of green. My aspiration as an artist and as a person is to maintain a close connection to the community that made me the person I am.