The Kissing Bubble, 2021
mixed media on paper
17 x 11 inches
Verdie McAlpin made this piece as part of a collaboration between Interact artists and authors at Cow Tipping Press. McAlpin's piece responds to Matt Lex's poem of the same name, and excerpts from Lex's text appear throughout the piece.
Image description: A drawing of three large bubbles that contain, respectively, two women kissing, a robot posing with arms extended wide in front of a palm tree, and a farmer holding a pitchfork while a man in a black suit protests with text “No Stop!” while walking toward the door to a rocket ship. The lines of the poem appear in small bubbles arranged around and across the image.