she collects sunlight
Project info

Inspired by the poetry of Sylvia Plath, 'she collects sunlight' is a pictorial companion that parks parallel to Plath's poem 'Crossing the Water.' These monochromatic images are not to be taken as literal interpretations of her words but resemble ripples in a pond retreating from a tossed pebble. A personal project with universal overtones, 'she collects sunlight' draws the subconscious to the surface and invites the imagination to soar through introspection.

CROSSING THE WATER
Black lake, black boat, two black, cut-paper people.
Where do the black trees go that drink here?
Their shadows must cover Canada.

A little light is filtering from the water flowers.
Their leaves do not wish us to hurry:
They are round and flat and full of dark advice.

Cold worlds shake from the oar.
The spirit of blackness is in us, it is in the fishes.
A snag is lifting a valedictory, pale hand;

Stars open among the lilies.
Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens?
This is the silence of astounded souls.

SYLVIA PLATH