"Yours is the music for no instrument" —e e cummings
From one our favorite modernist poets, and one of his most sensual, candid collections, Tulips and Chimneys.
The poem has a spirit of adulation that's reminiscent of She Walks in Beauty by Byron, but without the constraints of meter or rhyme. Cummings has a gift for transforming language, and we wanted to capture that in this illustration. The illustration hints at a new kind of music, sensual and surprising, that belongs to no instrument or musician only to itself.
• 11x14 inch art print with white border
• Heavy, premium 270 gsm archival paper
• Matte, slightly textured finish
Original artwork by Obvious State, not endorsed by or affiliated with the attributed author. All applicable rights reserved.
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Obvious State is a creative studio in pursuit of wisdom and beauty. They are inspired by provocative language that has stood the test of time, poetry that captures the beauty of the human experience, and philosophy that drives us to examine and re-examine. They aim to create art and thoughtfully designed gifts that prompt conversations and bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects. All Obvious State goods are meticulously crafted in the United States and printed on the finest papers and materials. After all, beautiful language deserves beautiful treatment.