Images in a poetry book often serve as illustrations for the poems, but this is not the case with Garden of Words. In an unusual departure from the norm, we see words illuminate artwork created long before the poems were written. Acclaimed visual artist Pnina Granirer has done this before, in the award-winning limited-edition book The Trials of Eve.
Garden of Words consists of five chapters of short poems that deal with thoughts and feelings brought about by the simple reality of living. Alongside her vibrant surrealist paintings, these vignettes explore the joy of dancers' bodies in movement, the sculpted stones of the Gulf Islands and the shadow of a new plague-each expressing Granirer's wish to plant a 'garden of words' in her field of colours.