Marlene Ekola Gerberick

I went to a studio exhibition of artist and poet Marlene Ekola Gerberick last weekend, and she was kind enough to let me take some photos of her studio and work. I have long admired the integrity of her work and vision, which is beautifully depicted in the environment she has created in her studio. Marlene has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and internationally, especially in her ancestral home, Finland. You can find more about her by googling, although she does not have a website. I once had the pleasure of being in a show she curated, and benefited from her clarity and thoughtfulness. When I first moved to Maine Marlene gave me this wonderful insight about living here: "Maine throws you back on yourself." That has certainly proven to be true. 



e.e. cummings

"sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love"

(all the merry little birds are
flying in the floating in the
very spirits singing in
are winging in the blossoming)

lovers go and lovers come
awandering awondering
but any two are perfectly
alone there's nobody else alive

(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)

not a tree can count his leaves
each herself by opening
but shining who by thousands mean
only one amazing thing

(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)

"sweet spring is your 
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love"

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