Erratic Boundaries is a collection of ten pen and ink drawings by architect and artist Sigrid Miller Pollin, coupled with ten ekphrastic poems by poet and economist Jane D’Arista. The drawings pull the viewer into fanciful natural and constructed visual moments. The book title is embedded in Poem IV. It invites the reader into an osmotic ricochet from poem to drawing.
Here, sky rises like a canopy
above erratic boundaries
where land and water meet-
boundaries so elemental
we borrow their irregular connections
to name the ragged edges of human life:
birth, death, youth, age
and what we call love and loss.