We wanted to create a kaleidoscope, where it is easy to turn to a page and find insight within color and sound and imagery.
POTOMAC, Md. (PRWEB) September 10, 2019
Newly released “Dream in Color” by poet Allison Whittaker and watercolor artist Pritha Srinivasan is an unusual collaboration that offers a beautiful and thought-provoking journey through five chapters of human experience.
The poet and artist spent several years where sometimes Srinivasan painted to Whittaker’s poems and other times, Whittaker wrote to Srinivasan’s paintings. Together, the dynamic watermedia and lyrical verse capture the subtle duality of an experience, frozen in time, evoking powerful emotions. “Allison and I felt strongly that this selection of our work offer something provocative for a wide audience,” Srinivasan explains. “We wanted to create a kaleidoscope, where it is easy to turn to a page and find insight within color and sound and imagery.”
Whittaker further explains the duality of the collaboration, “Pritha and I are from different east-west upbringings, finding ourselves living literally on either side of a stream in Potomac, but our work reflects a common shared experience. There is an undercurrent of something other, something beautiful, in all the world has to dish out, which continuously reveals itself as we age and evolve in our own perspectives. Bringing this undercurrent to the forefront is something Pritha and I hoped to accomplish in our book.”
Praise for “Dream in Color”:
“Pritha Srinivasan’s lyrical watercolors are paired gloriously with Whittaker’s dreamlike poetry, creating an elliptical, intensely personal vision.” —Adrienne Miller, author of “The Coast of Akron”
“‘Dream in Color’ makes a powerful statement. As you turn these pages, you will experience the duet of their collaboration. . . . simply delicious!” —Lynne Haussler Oakes, Founder of The Art League of Germantown
“Dream in Color”
By Allison M. Whittaker and Pritha Srinivasan
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 | 80 pages | ISBN 978-1-6847-0048-6
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 | 80 pages | ISBN 978-1-6847-0049-3
eBook | 80 pages | ISBN 978-1-6847-0047-9
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Poet
Allison Whittaker is the former publisher of Boston Review. She was born in Long Island, New York, competed as an international equestrian, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College.
About the Artist
Pritha Srinivasan is a self-taught artist whose award-winning work is part of the permanent collection for the City of Gaithersburg. She also exhibits at other prestigious venues throughout Maryland, including the Strathmore Mansion and is a Baltimore Watercolor Society Signature Member. Born in Chicago, she received her graduate degree in social work from the University of Michigan.
Both poet and artist live on either side of the Watts Branch Valley Stream in Potomac, Maryland.