Wednesday, November 18, 2009


In the spring of 2007, I attended a screening of the Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts for 2006 presented by the New Orleans Film Society. One of the shorts that amused me was “The Danish Poet.” I had the title on my list of events I wanted to remember, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

In the last year I have revisited an interest in maps in my art sketches. I’ve played with imaginary layouts of city blocks, but kept them abstract. In the “a” series Next I mentioned that I had seen a show of mosaics. That experience also fed my process. So what does that have to do with this piece?

When I was stuck for an image, I watched the cartoon online to aid my creativity. Then it hit me. The beginning and end of the short include maps of a small city. In fact they were similar to the drawings I’ve been making. Early on I had picked colors from the short for my background. But now I had my idea for a design. From there I played with the layout of my dots and create my own pattern.


  1. What a neat idea, Mo, to use a map as part of your design. It turned out very well. :-)

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you. 'Glad you like it.

    I plan to make some non-dot art in this direction.

    Mo : )

  3. Great new design - I like the direction you're going with this series! But I must say, the chocolate & strawberry colors make me think of desert :)

  4. Jan:

    Thank you.

    I appreciate your feedback about this series. My idea list is way too long; so, I find myself editing it all the time now. I'd like to avoid being stuck in 2007.

    Chocolate . . .

    Strawberry . . .

    OK, enough thoughts about desserts . . . : D

    Mo : )