Poem (in French & English) by Carole Naggar
Varying edition of 5
Archival inkjet text on Dobbin Mill watermarked and altered papers
Silverberg responds to Naggar’s poem about her mother’s absence through an exploration of texture, color, and the haptic experience of reading:
The poem is presented first in French and then in English. As the progression of haikus mourn the loss of a parent, the ink fades over the course of the poem. Similarly, words and language are displayed on only 2 double page spreads, instead, text and silence dominate the choreography of the read.
Carole Naggar is a poet, photography historian and painter. Among her poetry books are: En Blanc ( 1974), Night Light (1979) Corps (1980), Ukiyo-e (2005) and Voyage à Kyoto ( 2015). Her book “night Haiku” was written in honor of her mother, Denise Naggar, who suffers from Alzheimer since 2003. It deals with feelings of loss and mourning.
Carole has known Robbin Ami Silverberg for 28 years and has written about her artwork. This is their first collaboration.