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'if a poem is a river of words'


Original sumi ink by Jackie Morris


'Each of the small images was created using sumi ink. There are many kinds of sumi ink and the one I used was Japanese, made from pine soot resin and scented very finely with incense. To make the ink takes time, as you grind the block of ink against a smooth she stone, which has a scooped reservoir to hold a pool of ink. The more you grind the ink, the deeper and darker the colour. And water added to the ink gives it its range of gradations.'


Created for Greenpeace’s first Poems for the Planet competition, in collaboration with National Poetry Day 2022



Image 25 x 17 cm

Frame 42. 5 x 36 cm


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Original - National Poetry Day - Otter

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