Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Markie Babbott: Michele L’Heureux’s painting invokes and invites. The dreamy use of mixed media layers upon layers, especially the lettering, asks the viewer to stop and observe, to wonder and project. Artist Michele L’Heureux: I expected a writer to respond to the garden imagery, the florals and greenery, and perhaps the solitude of the female figure. I love that Markie played up the idea of “more,” and that the painting called up for her a quote by Gertrude Stein.
Artist Michele L’Heureux is an artist and curator from Waltham, Mass. She is director of the Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. Poet Markie Babbott’s chapbook, Sus Scrofa, won the 2008 Poets Corner Press Competition. She is a psychologist who lives with her family in western Massachusetts.