Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet George Franklin: The palette that he used surprised me. The colors—red, yellow, brown, and blue—somehow feel very French to me, how I imagine Provence. Somehow they connote an adolescent longing I confess I still experience. Artist David Bernardy: I grew up in a rapidly developing suburb and saw it go from the edge of farm land to a plastic sprawl… the visual clutter it made came back to me as I read George’s work.
Artist David Bernardy is an artist, a writer and a dad. He likes lost things, old things, and dogs. Poet George Franklin’s collection, Traveling for No Good Reason, won the Sheila-Na-Gig Editions competition. George practices law in Miami and teaches poetry workshops in Florida state prisons.