From the Author
"With this book I'd like to share my feelings and observations about life in an abstract way: Poetry.
I am a rank amateur, having neither studied poetry nor read much on my own. What poetry I have read was difficult to understand, so I strive to make mine accessible. It is my desire that the content makes you think, entertains you, and taps into our common experiences.
I strived to insert my true emotions on a subject and be as honest as I could, although we both know that honesty is a relative thing.
I am responsible for all the paintings in this book. The first few years I concentrated on realistic painting but then morphed into non-representational efforts. These, although they might look easy, strangely enough are harder to paint because there is no definite object to work from. They are created by the imagination; expressed by shape, form, balance, and color.
Like poetry, acceptance is limited because the viewer (reader) must be moved by a medium that is unfamiliar. By tackling these two expressive forms you could call me either a masochist or a man who likes a challenge - take your pick."
Mark A. Chapman