‘So Little We know of Birds’, by our member Ann Johnson, was painted to accompany Fiona Owen’s poem Murmuration, which we reprinted in our spring 2012 newsletter.
and at dusk
at their windows,
paused in the act
of drawing curtains
or slip out into the twilight
hey look at this the words
as the sky patterns
as a thousand birds
sweep and shift
a larva lamp display, a 3D
and when the body of birds
drop like black stones
into the trees
~ Fiona Owen, member of Cyfarfod Crynwyr Caergybi/Holyhead Meeting.
We have now made two collections of poemcards and are planning a third to coincide with the publication of Fiona’s book, in collaboration with Meredith Andrea. Entitled A Screen of Brightness, published by Cinnamon Press in spring 2013.
Fiona is the author of two collections of poetry, Going Gentle and Imagining the Full Hundred, and has been a member of Quaker Concern for Animals since 2008.
Ann Johnson has been a member of Quaker Concern for Animals since 1994. She is a member of Eastbourne Meeting and draws on the South coast landscape for much of her inspiration.
A collaboration with poet Pam Hughes from Seaford Meeting resulted in a collection of eight poemcards. Pam’s obituary can be read on: www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2008/aug/27/3
More information can be found on www.annjohnsonpaintings.net
- by Susan Brown, on perspex and recycled paper.
Visit Susan’s gallery – in which there is more work with animal subjects - at:
The Alert Hare is on view at the De-junk Re-junk Exhibition in Birkenhead Park.
‘Merseyside- based artists use rubbish to recreate into artwork and craftwork to be displayed in the Birkenhead Park Visitors’ Centre from the 18th of July until the 31st of July 2012…’