As a visual artist who paints with words, I am fascinated by the interconnections between music, song lyrics and calligraphy. I especially listen for poetry withing a song. I’ve begun to seek out opportunities to meet artists in the music world, and I’m not shy about asking permission to interpret a songwriter’s words. Sometimes they are layered with multiple meanings in one song, and they strike the listener in unexpected times with an emotional response. These concepts carry over in music as well as they do in painting. I’m indebted to my songwriter friends for allowing me to collaborate using their original work and try to capture something of the essence of it.