Sound patterns on canvas, Newburgh, NY, April 2023
The goal of this series is to highlight the musicality and meaning of the words without words.
Sound patterns help to divide a poem into sections.
The kind of repetition that most people associate with poetry is the repetition of sounds, in particular in rhyme.
But there are other sound patterns that create additional meaning: alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia.
Alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia are all important sound patterns in poetry that can be used to create specific effects and convey meaning.
I imagined the visual aspects of these three types of repetition and how they can be harmonized together to create an abstract wave-like composition.