Poem by David Annwn
Calligraphy and Drawings by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco, CA, 2013
15 x 11 inches, 19 pages
This is a work that explores relationships between music, poetry, and calligraphy. A few years back David Annwn sent me a copy of his poem, The Shiva of Liquid Club, that he saw as having a link to an abstract calligraphic image that I had sent to him. I had created the page by making marks to a rather loud, wild piece of music. David's poem and this "music" image served as the foundation for my visual calligraphic interpretation. I also asked David if he could associate this poem with other musical compositions. He said that the main music playing in the European clubs at the time which influenced the writing of 'Shiva' was the then-fashionable Electroswing, particularly: Einheit and Gry - 'Princess Crocodile' (which gets a skewed reference in the poem) and Waldeck -Memories. Two of the pages of the book are drawings that were inspired by these compositions.