Julie Marie Wade

Rose Jackson

A GIFT is an original poem written by Julie Marie Wade and interpreted by Rose Jackson.

Rose is an Australian textile and digital artist. She uses traditional wet felting methods to hand make wool felt, from which she creates a range of digital artworks combining those physical felt artworks with animation and GAN. Inspired by her surrounds in the bushland of Blue Mountains, Australia, she makes abstract artworks to explore the connection between the natural world and a digital one.

A GIFT is part of the HANDHELD POEMS collection, a limited edition video print series by theVERSEverse and Infinite Objects, in partnership with Studio As We Are.

Editions of 12.

A Gift

I will string you a necklace of sounds,
the small syllables of want and need
bulging like buttons from the coat
of the page. I will dress you in
long robes of my language,
profuse and plentiful,
happily as the sash
of my tongue

And all
I ask in return
are the pink tips of your fingers
turning me up to your ears: a white collar,
ruffled and warm; a blood-red boutonniere.