Alex Carlon responds to Alex Ackerman

Posted by admin on August 9, 2016

Alex Carlon, age 12, responds to a painting by Alex Ackerman

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The Drippy Fish

 

The ocean
is dark
and dismal
at night.

 

It sobs against the shores.

 

Its creatures burrow in the sea's nooks and crannies.

 

All of the creatures are sad.
All,
but one.

 

The drippy fish loves the night,
for at night he shines
in the darkness.

 

He is free
to be himself.
He is free
to let his true colors show.

 

At night,
he is finally
free.

 

Alex Carlon, 12


Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973,Alexandra Ackerman grew up drawing, cutting, and sewing things from a very young age.  She first learned to paint in the wet-on-wet watercolor style at the Waldorf School at age eight, and has continued her exploration until the present, maintaining a childlike freedom in her work.  Alexandra earned a degree in painting and printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art, where she explored a variety of mediums, often incorporating fabric and found objects into her work.  She was part of the Minneapolis art and music community for nearly a decade before moving to northern Wisconsin to start a family.  Alexandra has participated in numerous group and solo shows across the US.  She has work in public and private collections, and teaches watercolor workshops locally.  She currently lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children.


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