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would be so much less rich and meaningful without them. It is also meaningful that we acquire the knowledge of past generations from their creative artistry and learn from it, also to expand on it further. If a visual artist reads a poem and that poem sparks an idea in that person s head and then they begin to explore and relate to what is said they might create something to give a better picture of their interpretation. By doing this they take something of great beauty or meaning and more effectively communicate it to others rather than if only one form was used. “Many of the artists have used Dickinson as an inspiration have transformed her text in a way were that they have turned her written language into visual objects. Although these works of art are based on specific

texts, they are not straightforward illustrations of E.D.’s literary image. Rather they convey a more generalized feeling of ambiguity, contradiction, and heightened, sense of visceral perception.” (Danly 67) It may also go in reverse. Many poets have written on the basis of a photo or painting or such. “Gertrude Stein, influenced by C zanne, Picasso, and Cubism, verbally elaborated on visual invention. She reached in words for new vision formed from the process of naming, as if a first woman were sounding, not describing, space of time filled with moving. (Howe) Emily Dickinson, although mostly used examples from nature and life experience in her writing. One artist Roni Horn s method for interpreting the words in Dickinson s poetry Roni Horn incorporates her audience into

this poetic process of circumference by visually disconnecting the usual syntax of Dickinson s language. Each blue plastic letter of My Business is circumference is cast into its own three-dimensional aluminum block and stands alone. Horn distributes the blocks (seemingly random) across the floor, as she says, to force the view into a physically dynamic reading of the text-a movement that is metaphor for engagement. It is left to the viewer or reader to recognize the Dickinson phrase and reconstruct its meaning. (Danly et. 82) This shows the process one artist took interpreting and manipulating Dickinson s verses from a letter. Horn and Dickinson may share many similar personality traits due to the similarity of their work not in a literal sense but in the way they choose to let

their viewer or reader into an understanding of who they are through their work. My Business is Circumference- An ignorance, not of Customs, But if caught with the Dawn- or the Sunset see me- Myself the only kangaroo among the Beauty .(Danly 83) In this passage Dickinson is commenting on her public persona and the ostrification because of it. Horn perhaps has this same suspect of others view of herself. Was it prophephetic that this woman who looks and acts like a man was named Roni? Always dressed in man-tailored clothes with close-cropped hair, Roni has spent her life perceived as a man. The pitch of her voice lies somewhere between genders, and she speaks somewhat slowly, seeming to measure her words as she speaks, making a curious movement of her mouth and jaw, as if she were

almost tasting what she was saying. (Seidner 70) Horn and Dickinson may share many similar personality traits due to the similarity of their work not in a literal sense but in the way they choose to let their viewer or reader into an understanding of who they are through their work. Often one might take a poem s meaning and see how it works in someone else s life in a parallel manner to your own. It might be lonelier Without the loneliness- I m so accustomed to my Fate- Perhaps the Other – Peace - Would interrupt the Dark- And crowd the little Room- Too scant- by Cubits- to contain The Sacrament- of Him- I am not used to Hope- It might intrude upon- Its sweet parade- blaspheme the place- Ordained to Suffering- It might be easier To fail- with Land in Sight- Than gain- My Blue

Peninsula- To perish- of Delight- (Danly 74). If I were to do a piece on a Dickinson poem it would be the one above. The piece not be a literal illustration of the poem but rather just mean to interpret the poems feeling that it gives me. It would be a clear glass dome in which a very small dark figure of glass is encased and trapped in a bubble. The thickness of the glass would add to the sense of isolation and hopelessness that come through on the poem. The piece would then be placed on a waist high pedestal with the poem painted on the top in a circular fashion so that when the viewer would look down into the piece they would so the distorted words would be visible through the glass. Although he does not currently use Emily Dickinson for his work perhaps artist Jack Pierson