Spark Your *Visual* Story!

My new ecourse on visual art inspired creative nonfiction begins Monday! We’ll be learning about the panel essay–inspired by medieval diptych and triptych paintings–as well as the visual essay (i.e. the photo essay, pictorial essay, and concrete...

Mirror Image: A Diptych by Rowan McCandless

Subject: 1955 Wandering through Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, I discovered an unframed oil painting of a young girl about the age of six or seven. She was on the ground, leaning against a wooden table leg at one of the booths selling vintage ephemera collected from God...

Fox and Woman: A Diptych by Carolyn Moore

1     Woman Knees bent into spring grass, lime-handled trowel turning soft black earth. Gloved hand dropping a seed here, a seedling there. This is what he sees even if he cannot say. She sees the other just as she is seen: a red fox trotting close by a woman turned...