“Iris Basilica: Pagan Dance”

Many thanks to the Babel Tower Notice Board for publishing one of my Iris Basilica Visual Poems. These pieces were inspired by my love of Iris and the glossy gardening catalogs that advertise them and their outrageous varietal names. I started with collage, and I added a lot of paint, marker, cut out text, etc. I was raised Catholic and also happen to have a love of the architecture of basilicas. I created these visuals imagining that each Iris was housed inside a divine structure.

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