COLIN GOEDECKE aka The Floating Poet, is a plein air poet. impressionist, expressionist ~ and revealist ~ in word and image. Of the deeper poetry, energy, essence ~ and presence ~ he sees and feels. Inside landscapes and lifescapes. A poet not only of the open, but of praise and possibility; surprise and serendipity. He's also a new kind of Poetorialist, who creates and curates bodies, alchemies of written, spoken and visual poetry. Like "Ultramarine," for the 2017 America's Cup, and "Peace-ability," for the 2018 Winter Olympics. As well as experiential traveling exhibitions of evocative imagery and stories brought, with voice and stagecraft, to poetic life for each audience. And is honored to serve as poet laureate of The Truce Foundation of the United States.
"Most poems find me. Their stories. When I'm out in the world and the wilds of living. Where they often wash in like watercolors: fresh, fluid, luminous. Where I'm moved, intuitively, to enter and express them in written and/or visual language.
To arrive at the imagery, I use a wonderfully small-scale digital camera, and an iPhone ~ as my 'fourth eyes,' to provide a starting point, another kind of canvas, that I alchemize from; working with existing elements, whatever's before me, and always with immediacy; and from there shifting magnitudes of light, highlight, shadow, contrast."
"I’m seeking the painterly; the wild aliveness of the world around us; openings into the beauty, intimacy, mystery of nature; surprising and serendipitous discoveries.”
“...this has led to outpourings of expressions, including many series, diverse in feeling and focus. The latest including Behind the Curtain, a show of 'theatre on paper,' a multi-sensory experience that made its debut in Spring 2018 in New York. Which will be traveling colorfully around the country, East to West, and to Canada in 2019. Another experiential show, open air, "Below the Waterline," also made its debut; a waterside son et lumiere revealing the deeper poetry and mysteries of Nature flowing under our surface-seeing."
"It's a great joy to see, feel, explore and reveal the 'Poetisphere' ever present and resonant around and inside us."