From Motion to Stillness / Movable Mound Music

I have a new poem “Movable Mound Music” and sound art piece in the “From Motion to Stillness” exhibit opening February 15th, 7pm at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, IL.  The poem was written in response to Mark Mastroianni’s “Natural Wisdom” exhibit at the Woodwary Gallery in NYC, in particular the painting Autumn Fence. The sound art piece of me reading “Movable Mound Music” was a collaboration with composer John Glover. John’s piece “Life Cycles” for flute, viola and electronics is also a response to Mastroianni’s paintings and was performed in the Woodward Gallery on October 26, 2012. The sound art piece contains samples of John’s piece “Life Cycles”. You can listen to the sound art piece at Sound Cloud.

Movable Mound Music Snapshot

The “From Motion to Stillness” exhibit is in collaboration with PoetsArtists Magazine which will publish an accompanying print and digital iPad issue. I’m on the cover of the iPad issue with a new photograph by the talented Maeghan Donohue:


Here’s a note about the exhibit:

From Motion to Stillness is an exhibition and a publication seeking to explore aspects of stillness, quietness, reflection, meditation, inner-peace, solitude, reflection and calmness as a human experience. Despite living in a fast-paced and rapidly changing world, From Motion to Stillness invites the viewer and the reader alike to pause for a moment and experience stillness as interpreted by some of today’s most exciting contemporary artists and poets.

From Motion to Stillness takes place in a gallery setting, print and digital formats. The exhibition is co-curated by Sergio Gomez of Chicago’s Zhou B Art Center ( and Didi Menendez of PoetsArtists Magazine (

The show runs from February 15 to March 10, 2013.