Are you looking to add a touch of coastal charm to your home? Seashell wall decor can be a beautiful and unique way to bring the beach indoors. In this article, I will show you 125 innovative ideas for incorporating seashells into your wall decor, along with a twist of creativity – concrete poems.
What exactly is a concrete poem?
Concrete poems, also known as shape poems or visual poems, are poems that take on the shape of the object they describe. For example, a concrete poem about a bird might be shaped like a bird. Concrete poems may also be arranged in a specific shape or pattern. The arrangement of the words on the page is just as important as the words themselves. The words and lines are placed in such a way that they create a visual representation of the poem’s subject. The shape or form of the poem can be anything from an object to an animal to a symbol. The words themselves are often used to add meaning to the visual representation. which is depicted in the theme of that poem. For example, the 125 art prints below contain marine Ikebana poems which are are visual poems shaped like an Ikebana composition (Ikebana is a Japanese style of arranging flowers in a vase according to specific principles).
How to appreciate concrete poems
Concrete poems are often dismissed as mere gimmicks or novelties. However, they can be just as powerful and meaningful as traditional forms of poetry.
Here are some tips on how to appreciate concrete poems:
- Look beyond the shape
While the shape or the form of the poem is important, it’s important to also focus on the words themselves. The words and lines should work together to create a cohesive and meaningful poem.
- Consider the visual aesthetic
One of the primary appeals of concrete poetry is its visual aesthetic. Take the time to study the shape of the poem and consider how it adds to the overall meaning of the poem.
- Pay attention to the sound
Poems are often meant to be read out loud and visual poems are no different. Pay attention to the sound and rhythm of the words as you read the poem. The sound of the words can add an extra layer of meaning to the poem.
Concrete poetry may not be as well-known or appreciated as other forms of poetry, but it is a unique and valuable art form. By focusing on the words, considering the visual aspect and paying attention to the sound, you can gain a better understanding and appreciation of this fascinating form of poetry. By embedding this fascinating form of poetry into wall decor, the same piece of art can be experienced on multiple levels.
Throughout the 125 artworks seen in the slideshow below, I have combined the beauty of seashells with the art of concrete poetry to create unique pieces of wall decor. All these artworks are printed by Pictorem, a supplier I chose due to their exquisite quality, but also because they arrange the planting of 1 tree for every shipped print.
You can choose from a wide range of print options to suit your style. Whether you’re drawn to the classic elegance of canvas prints, the modern allure of acrylic and metal prints or the rustic charm of wood prints, you can transform your living space into a personal gallery. Start by exploring these 125 coastal artworks today and find the perfect piece to inspire and enhance your home!
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