About the Author
Simran Singh Gleason
Too many self-portraits ago, Simran looked like this:
Now? Well, he seems to change with each new piece he paints.
Simran is an artist who lives and breathes on the San Mateo Coastside
in (sort of Northern) California. He tends to work in way too many media.
Sometimes he works digitally; sometimes he uses his toes.
You can find more of his work on
Art on the Net.
You can also find a show of
Visual Poems that he helped curate at
Gallery 92 West
in Half Moon Bay.
I wrote Waterdreams the poem back in '92 after having all these dreams
in which water played a large part. It basically languished in my notebooks
for a couple of years (I probably posted it to rec.arts.poems).
One day in St Michael's cafe in Palo Alto, I was doing some digital
sketching on a powerbook with a drawing pad. I decided to do a long
scroll piece on a blue background. To keep things simple I was drawing
only in shades of light blue. Forms started emerging, things started
happening. At some point I remembered the poem, and decided to give the
picture the same title. Given a picture and a poem with identical titles,
I guess it's only natural to try to present them together. So, well,
here they are...