There is an endless and ever-expanding collection of remarkable work available for public view on flickr, Yahoo’s photo-sharing website. The photographs of thousands of creative people rest just below the digital surface, waiting for a key-stroke to bring them to light. I am inspired and challenged by the work I’ve discovered there. For nearly three years I’ve been building a series of composite photographs, using the square tags —each a random segment of an image — that flickr assigns to every photo. Some of these pieces were created as a response to poetry…some poems have been born in response to the photographs. The resulting work has been shared on-line through flickr, social networking sites, and a blog, but has, to this point, existed solely in digital format. A new dimension was added to the project in 2012 when I joined forces with Martha’s Vineyard artists Don McKillop, Susan Davy and Sam Low and Cape Cod artist Richard Koury. Using the flickr tags for our own images I have built a new collection of composites and accompanying poems. The work will be available exclusively through Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery in Oak Bluffs.