Tangle of Blue Thoughts by Karla Van Vliet

Tangle Of Blue Thoughts by Karla Van Vliet


ink on paper.


Karla Van Vliet is a visual artist and poet. She blends genres using writing, color, and image to explore the transitory realm between the internal experience and expression. Her works, in acrylic on canvas and ink on paper, are influenced by landscape, ancient texts, and the liminal knowing of dreams. Van Vliet’s paintings are featured in Gate Posts with No Gate: The Leg Paint Project, a collection of poetry by Peter Waldor (Shanti Arts, 2018). Her books, From the Book of Remembrance (Shanti Arts, 2015) and The River From My Mouth (Shanti Arts, 2016) are collections of poems and paintings. A collection of her asemic writing is forthcoming from Shanti Arts in 2020. Van Vliet studied painting and sculpture at Bennington College. She holds a BA from Goddard College and an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is co-founder and editor of deLuge Journal. She lives in Vermont.