When Words Fail by Patricia Raible

When Words Fail, 30" x 20", Mixed media on deep wood panel

When Words Fail, 30" x 20", Mixed media with collage and charcoal pencil on deep wood panel

Despite my current distrust of words, I still find them so incredibly important and so beautiful. I have always loved words, how they sound, how they look on a page, the different connotations, the emotions behind them. I can never seem to leave them out of my paintings. And as Elizabeth Alexanders says in her poem, Praise Song for the Day, "We encounter each other in words."