The Thing Is Poster
The words of living poet Ellen Bass come to life next to the black and white photography of Yolanda Tooley in this captivating poster. Bass’ poetry reminds the reader to see the world poetically again, and learn to look at everyday phenomenon with a deeper eye for beauty. Bass writes on themes of perseverance through trauma and pain, and has written much for young women coming out of abusive situations, but her words cross the lines of gender and personal history to touch each of her readers in the center.The Thing Is was published in 2002 as part of her collection of poetry, Mules of Love.
Yolanda Tooley’s photography juxtapositions itself with Bass’ linguistic imagery, creating a dynamic combination of artistic mediums. Tooley’s photography works with stark contrast of light and shadow to bring the eye into the subject suddenly, as Bass uses stark language to capture the reader’s attention. This poster will do well in a classroom, healing center, or a visible place in your living room or bedroom.
This poster is printed on paper containing 100% postconsumer waste, processed chlorine, and is tree free and dioxin free.The poster size is 18"x12".