Fine Art by Christine Alfery

Poetry by Wisconsin Poets

Artist Statement Christine Alfery

I have never been able to color in the lines, am not a fan of coloring books, never make chocolate chip cookies the same way twice, so it makes sense that I have a hard time following rules when it comes to making art or writing poetry. Rules have a function. They establish a foundation from which an artist/poet can expand, experiment and explore ideas in the pursuit of creativity, discovery in both art and poetry. If creativity and discovery are what art and poetry are, and I believe they are, then art and poetry needs to fall outside of established foundations, lines, rules and boundaries.