The idea for this new Present Continuous Project (Folyamatos jelen in Hungarian)
was to continue working with drawn text. But what text to use? Rather than continuing with words of a known poet or vocabulary of a specific theme as I had already done in the Dialogs with József Attila and the Exile series, I decided to create the text and began to write small, simple poems.
Having immersed myself so deeply in the reading of poetry, observations had already started to emerge formed as verse rather than thoughts or speech. These morsels of poetry have been written rapidly, daily. The aim of the poems themselves is to be concentrated, compacted – writing just enough to capture thoughts and observations passing through my mind, just enough to visually fill each page of this series.
Both the visual and written work continue during the Spring months in Budapest.
Each poem below is linked to it’s own page, where both poem and image can be found: