In the process of writing ‘Roots’ for his collaborative work Vespers with BC Artist Ken Kirby, Manolis describes Vespers as a ‘a book of such elegance and grace, a book of such warmth and endless light, merging into a delightful balance of both art forms, intermingling in an almost liturgical celebration of the cosmos with all its greatness in its mega or its micro expression.‘
Now, Manolis shares his attempt to capture the vastness so dominant in Kirby’s painting of the inukshuk, through his poem ‘Roots’.
The poem ‘Roots’
‘My effort was to grasp endlessness, expressed by the Inukshuk’s open arms, and bring it forth, close by, before the observer-reader. To do so I had to find its staticity, or to use a different word, to find a base, a foundation for the image; henceforth the title ‘Roots’.
As a result the symbol, Inukshuk, turns into a liaison between…
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