“A poem about global warming” (2017) by Donmay Donamayoora
Donmay Donamayoora is creating exciting asemic art rooted in calligraphy, painting and collage. I am thrilled to be able to present a sampling of her work on Asemic Front. I hope to be able to share more in the future, as this selection focuses somewhat narrowly on her asemic poetry and more linear constructs. Ultimately, she produces a wide range of material.
“I write poetry in two languages, Malayalam and English,” explains Donmay Donamayoora. “My first collection of poetry came out in 2012. Another one is due in March of this year. I’m also doing a series of ink works called calligraphy stories which uses calligraphy and plain doodles to tell a story plot. It’s sort of a wordless expression.”
Indeed, Donmay Donmayoora’s work reveals a mastery of the expressive possibilities of asemics. She breaks new ground synthesizing text and image. Her abilities as a poet no doubt contribute to this highly original work. I believe her greatest contributions to date are in the area of asemic poetry, a vast field open for exploration.
“Contemplating on a haiku” by Donmay Donamayoora (2017)
Donamayoroora sometimes inscribes her asemic calligraphy on everyday items, producing fascinating and beautiful object poems. As in the case of the work below, some are temporal and suggest the temporal Gutai aesthetic: the decomposition and change of the work over time.
“The sun changes its story” (2017)
Her work captures the impulses of lyric poetry and the “poetic” and uses poetic form.
“The sun changes its story, a poem” (2017) by Donmay Donamayoora
“Noctambulist. A poem” (2017) by Donmay Donamayoora
“Vishadamalhar || Melancholic Rain” (2017)
“Dark shades of winter, a poem” (2017) by Donmay Donamayoora
“Farewell poem” (2017)