About the Book
These pages of a painted journal were inspired by the collected poetry of Octavio Paz.
Alone and isolated in Mexico and at a crossroad, poetry and emptiness became my guides. Each blank page presented a charged entry into the world of abstraction. This wordless dialogue spoke to the eye about a rawness that one rarely can dwell on. The chapters were created from torn pages of discarded spanish books from the Bibleoteca in San Miquel De Allende. Random fragmented words were collaged into a haze of white translucent paint. Shapes emerged and disappeared in the emptiness. Each day doves and the cool breath of the evening winds rustling dry leaves in the garden evoked a night score. Forms like musical notes marked the pages into a rhythmic frenzy, while tension held the exchange. The journal became the heart singing to the eye, like the words of Octavio that spill from the soul and get lost in the shadows of unturned pages.
Dianne Cacchioni lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Dianne is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Fine Arts as well as a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Visual Arts majoring Photography. In the last twenty years her work has explored the world of photography, both historically and conceptually as well as alternative techniques, including painting with photographic emulsions and hand-making large sheets of paper. After studying with Zen brush master Ari Tomita, (student of Japan’s National Treasure Shiryu Morita,) for the last ten years she has been exhibiting and selling her brush paintings. Her Haiku series of the seasons and other books represent this collaboration of camera and brush.