dark 'til dawn
The dark ‘til dawn series was conceived as a meeting point for the art of American poet Shelly Bryant and Chinese artist Peter Zhou (周宇). By bringing together two distinctive art forms from two different cultures, a unique new work has been forged. Each collectible art piece began with a haiku written by Bryant. Zhou’s paintings and lamp designs were built to give visual impact to the imagery that is central to Bryant’s haiku.
This is the lamp that I am keeping, number 28 of 30. It was hard to choose which one I wanted, but I settled on this one because
• I like all three parts (poem, painting, and lamp)
• I like the way all three parts fit together
• of the lamps that I liked best, it is the easiest to fit into my living space
The poem on this lamp is as follows
hidden from light’s touch
star-lined moonflowers unfold
a lone moth cradled
You can see the PDF catalog of all of the lamps, where the pictures are better.
©2009 Shelly Bryant