Artistic collaboration with Poet Kate Lutzner

The beginnings of an oil painting on an easel.

Artistic Collaboration with Kate Lutzner

Working together for inspiration in this artistic collaboration, poet Kate Lutzner and I ended up with a moving collection of work that not only speaks to motherhood and the complex emotions involved, but also romantic relationships combined with traumatic experiences and the pain and heartbreak that women all too often endure.

I had 24 hours to create the first painting, then I sent the image of the painting to Kate and she had 24 hours to write a poem as a response to what I painted. The collaboration went back and forth like that for two weeks.

We never discussed a direction or a plan for these pieces,

Brooke Metcalfe


Kate Lutzner
Kate Lutzner