light writing

Madeline Zappala
poems & cyanotypes
Created 28 Jul 2021
  • the current chaos choosing you p.2
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Here is the diptych I made from the long poem I shared last week. I’m working with a new kind of linen. I like it, but it wrinkles a bit more easily. I got a big piece of plexiglass to help with the e...
  • the current chaos choosing you
    22 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    it’s not easy, being. What do we do, remember all of it? a long walk solid time a far climb as long as you want, mine the archive SPEND TIME in particularly in those minds, our intersections cosmic I ...
  • need to shred
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I’m waiting on a textile shipment before I make more banners, so I have a lot of poems in process right now. Lots of little fragments building. I love the weird studio reflections on this piece of she...
  • nothing says light when light said
    08 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    excerpt of Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawing 260A at MASS MoCA The bounds of the studio are expanded in summer, as in: where I do my thinking is my studio; as in: I feel guilty for not using my space but guil...
  • biking to the beach to eat nothing but the dust
    01 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    this week I’m retreating to an island to do almost nothing. I’m hoping this is the only email I send, and it’s been scheduled in advance!! on a theme, here is a poem that refers to a solo Sunday after...
  • about the unboundedness
    25 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Each of you. Perceived Newly Again. I want Living as A true confession Hind Sight Perfectly Clear And the Real parts, then Connections. Some years, then and few as genuine A decade spent On feeling ch...
  • Same energy, expansive
    18 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    A secret is that sometimes I use poems in multiple pieces. I try to give myself no hard rules in the favor or experimentation, so this happens. Today’s poem is included in this print (11x14 inches) on...
  • something in us screaming at the moment
    11 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    that is the whole point! of why I wanted to start this space. I’m commiting to a loose format, but one that will include: poems and images of pieces they are connected to. this poem I wrote in May. I ...
  • Solitude is just as delicious. This decision became a fact. It means I carry myself
    04 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    How is this who we are? It’s the hardest thing to learn, the love and chaos remaining. Life is full as I like to call it, constituted every single second letting nothing never be taken But who cares a...
  • In other words: get in, and What now?
    28 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    all the time of going nowhere we had each other, we Learn the difference Trying to simply love I mean when I say good resolved I would simply love I made a rose through a SILENCE You listen lighter St...
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