Pamela Viola Fine Art

Much Madness is Devinest Sense

Pamela Viola
© 2010 Pamela Viola

A mixed media piece I just completed for a show next month
call "HerStory" in honor of woman's history month.

An homage to Emily Dickinson by way of Joseph Cornell.

The poem in the box by Dickinson reads:

Much Madness is divinest Sense-
To a discerning Eye-
Much Sense-the starkest Madness-
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail-
Assent- and you are sane-
Demur- you’re straightway dangerous-
And handled with a Chain-