MARK NIEHUS
VISUAL
Using a simlar approach to illustration as with his creative writing, Mark produces images from spontaneous subconscious thought capturing a multitude of different human experiences in an abstract context

"Presenting Poetry in different forms and in unusual contexts can provoke interest in people to be more open to the text. If they don't initially know that it is poetry, then their response can be free of any preconception. This gives the piece an opportunity to speak to them. I try to intergrate poetry and visual art in a way that each medium reflects the other in a manner that strengthens the experience of them both."






"I try to intergrate poetry and visual art in a way
that each medium reflects
the other in a manner that strengthens the experience
of them both.
"

INTENT EXHIBITION


This stanza is an excerpt from the poem ‘20-1-07’ written and presented as part of an installation for Spoken Word SA Poet in Residence Program at the Adelaide City Library.

“It’s twenty one zero seven
and somewhere a man is free,
tracing shadows across walls
and floors
and ceilings,
listening to his fan
move his words across the floor
to the door as he
types up his notes
to be found by friends
in his death.”