"Eye Speak With Visual Poetry" is Kaliq Rashad's second book of photography with original poetry and prose. His first, "The Rhythm Of Art And Poetry" includes original artwork, too. Welcome to “The Kaliq Experience” where your visual and spiritual senses may be elevated.
~Through merging harmony with the power of words, poetry is my way of expressing the experience of life in the past, future and present tenses. When imagination is combined with the pencil or paintbrush...as an artist ”Eye” am able to unite with the unique force of creativity. With “The Eye” and camera lens, the ability to capture those decisive moments inside this magnificent journey called life, are afforded me. Gratitude is always given to the Creator for using my humble vessel as an aqueduct. Be thoughtful, be uplifted, be inspired.~ Kaliq H. Rashad, July 12, 2009
Born Kevin Mathis, in Kingston, NY, Kaliq has matured into a fine man, a devoted son, father, brother and friend; an accomplished artist of album covers/CD jackets, murals, business cards/logos, graffiti and apparel. Throughout the community, Kaliq has also incorporated his artistic skills into the field of barbering and hair design. Yet, his drawing strengths are in the fields of Caricature, Portraiture, Still Life, Landscapes, and the Graffiti art form. Not surprisingly, his mediums of choice are as varied. For instance: pen and ink, charcoal, pastels and oils. His new love is photography, a talent most likely channeled from his father’s genetic stamp. Kaliq has won many poetry, rap and dance contests, throughout his youth in Queens, NY and is currently the recipient of The Editor’s Choice Award, for outstanding achievement in poetry. Welcome to the Kaliq experience. Art surrounds us. Life is love. P.E.A.C.E
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