Local Grand Rapids Author. EXPERIENCE POEMS AND PICTURES combines original poetry, pictures of artwork by diverse teens and adults from the United States and Sri Lanka, with prompts for viewing and writing about artwork and exploring poetry to create new art. The poems, written from a faith perspective, address topics of family, friendships, life, death and hope. The artwork includes paintings in multiple mediums, quilting, and manipulated photos on a range of topics in a range of styles. Appealing to students of all ages, the book can become a mentor text for teachers wanting to publish student writing and art.