Promise Series, Effusive 1 – Melanie Faith
Artist’s statement: This photo was part of a series in which I integrated three tiny pocket mirrors to play with the idea of refraction. When brainstorming objects that might be dynamic at different angles, I spied a lily and a mirrored, sequin mermaid pillow. Immediately, I set to work combining and recombining and angling the flower and pillow and mirrors to create these various images, which remind me of the kaleidoscope I found fascinating as a child. They also suggest playfulness and emotiveness.
Melanie Faith is a poet, professor, and photographer. She wrote a craft book about the flash genre to inspire fellow writers, In a Flash!: Writing & Publishing Dynamic Flash Prose (Vine Leaves Press, April 2018), and her next book, Poetry Power, will be published (Vine Leaves Press) in October 2018. Her short stories are forthcoming from Red Coyote (fall 2018) and SunLit Fiction (October 2018). Her poetry will appear in Up North Lit (Oct. 2018) and Meniscus. This fall, she is teaching a dream class she created that combines two of her passions, called Photography for Writers. See more of her photography, writing, and projects at: https://www.melaniedfaith.com/blog/