Billy Collins and Gary Ruddell poetry and painting contribution to Lighting Strikes II

Gary Ruddell describes his painting response to Billy Collins' poem, 'The Garland'.

Lightning Strikes II brings into dialogue poetry and painting, celebrating their rich history of mutual inspiration while mining the inner workings of inspiration itself. “The roots of poetry and painting have always been interwoven. Both draw their nourishment from the same soil. This exhibition provides the space for them to grow as one.”