KM4 Introduction: Poem & Paintings
KM4 is poem in ten sections by Tom Sleigh. Each in the sequence is accompanied here with a painting by Michael Hafftka. The poem appears left, with a portion of the accompanying image exposed to the right. Click the visible portion of the image to reveal the drawing; click again to return to the text.
Next / previous buttons in the top right column cycle through the sequence.
Hafftka, in his artist statement linked below, explains the relationship between the poem and the paintings; he speaks to “his experience of the poem” and to avoiding “the trap of illustration.”