Brigitte Carnochan: Emiyl’s Garden
Obscura Gallery presents a solo exhibition with gallery artist Brigitte Carnochan of prints inspired by Emily Dickinson. Dickinson’s poems are widely admired and her life mythologized and given that her poetry is unusual in its structure and handling of language—sometimes even opaque—what is it that attracts such interest and devotion? Much is owing to the richness and mystery of her imagery, especially those flowers that become the vivid metaphors for her thoughts on every subject. Her poems were gardens in which she planted the flowers of her imagination. She used the 19th-century “language of flowers,” in which an emotion or quality was commonly ascribed to a particular flower, but went beyond it to create visual bouquets of her own meaning. She makes herself the flower in her garden of the poem.