Relatively few artworks can claim to be wholly original: to have been conceived of without reference to any other work of art. Indeed, a great many artworks are the result of inspiration taken from someone else’s art – or from the ‘art’ perceived in natural forms.
Such art, commonly termed ekphrastic, describes, commentates on, draws from, branches off of, enters into conversation with, illuminates or acknowledges another’s work. It’s this you’ll find here on After... in the form of poetry which connects itself to creations by other artists.
Each new and full moon brings an original poem that takes as its inspiration, overtly or subtly, other works of art. These poems are supported by an accompanying note from their authors, centred on the inspiration that led to their creation.