Thank you so much for visiting the Art In A Poem exhibition at Studio 103 in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA. This is my first ever art exhibition! Yay! I’m a writer, artist, and game developer who for years told myself that I had no visual art abilities. But in November 2019 I decided to challenge this self-imposed (and limiting) narrative. I signed up for a drawing class and I’ve been creating visual art ever since. I usually do portraits (300 so far) but for Art In A Poem I decided to explore something different.
The poem, “Dream Shroud” is a poem I wrote as a younger woman. Back then I was consumed by the life visions of others. I had spent years living the life others believed I should live instead of my own life “dream.” Back then I wrote a poem that has sadly been lost. But the impact it had on my life has only grown over the years. The most important line I remember is “I cast off the dream shroud.” And I’ve been casting off the dream shroud of others every day since then. These three drawings below are a testament to my struggles and my liberation from the constraints others would put on me.
You can purchase my artwork from this show by clicking the BUY NOW button below. Purchased artwork can be picked up in Pioneer Square at the end of the Art In A Poem show. You can also follow me on Instagram @BeverlyAarons. Thank you for your support!