Elisabeth Frost and
Rose Was All There Was
Kornberg and I have been collaborating since 2008, when we were paired for The Poetic Dialogue Project, which linked poets with visual artists to create new works for an exhibition that traveled to several museums in the U.S. Since that time, we have had our work shown in numerous commercial galleries and museums in both group and solo shows. Our first book, Bindle, was published by Ricochet Editions in 2015, with afterwords by Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Prudence Roberts.
Rose Was All There Was, like many of our photo-based, text-image works, revolves around the intersection of scientific and humanistic ways of knowing. I attach our artists’ statement about the piece, as well as the five images in the series.
A poet and critic, Elisabeth Frost is the author of All of Us: Poems (White Pine Press), The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry (Iowa), and the chapbooks A Theory of the Vowel (Red Glass Books) and Rumor (Mermaid Tenement Books). She is also co-editor of Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews (Iowa). She has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, The Rockefeller-Bellagio Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and others. Frost is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Fordham University in New York City, where she edits the Poets Out Loud Prizes book series from Fordham Press.
Artist Dianne Kornberg has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for more than twenty-five years. She has work in several important museum collections including those of the International Center of Photography, the Henry Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum, and it appears in multiple book publications. It is the subject of three monographs: Madonna Comix (Media f8), India Tigers (William, James & Co.), and ‘Field Notes’ (Marylhurst University). She is a Professor Emerita at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.