Before transferring to DKG Nevada, Judith Merz was a memeber of Alpha Chapter, DKGNJ and our State president. Judy is featured in the Arts & Humanities blog for September 30, 2021.
“Wisdom from a Wordsmith… How to Create One’s Vision and Inspiration Using the Written Word.”
Judith Merz – DKG Nevada
Most people reading this blog may be very familiar with expression in the visual arts in terms of photography, 2-D, 3-D art, and multi- media presentations. Visual artists use powerful visuals to capture a moment and content possibly enhanced by music or verbal accompaniment. The written word stands alone. How does one illustrate their vision through the written word?
Words are evocative—they bring strong images, memories, and feelings to mind. Sometimes this occurs through the sound of the word; sometimes, through its meaning or connotation. The art of the poet lies in finding the precise words that capture the feeling that she is trying to explore and in arranging those words in such a way that a reader comes to that feeling as well.
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