“Art giving a vision to a voice. Poetry giving a voice to a vision.”
This Poetry-Art NFT collection is inspired by the collaborative works of Steven and Reefka Schneider. Their poetry-art tells a story of the human spirit and its quest for happiness and fulfillment.
Reefka and Steven co-created the border-crossing poetry-art books and exhibits, Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives/Fronteras: dibujando las vidas fronterizas and The Magic of Mariachi/ La Magia del Mariachi, while living on the U.S. / Mexico border. Their poetry-art is a testimony to the spirit, the people, and the culture of the Southwest.
By placing poetry and art side by side they invite you into a world of image and word, figure and figure of speech, a world in which the borders of one medium touch another. Reefka’s artworks in pastel, watercolor, and charcoal inspired Steven’s poems, which reflect his deep knowledge of the classical tradition of Ekphrasis, poetry written in response to works of art.