Because of the root source of my poems, whenever I think of V.C. Igarta today I inevitably think of Clyfford Still… and vice versa. It’s ironic since Mr. Igarta professed not to be a fan of Mr. Still, as well as that Mr. Igarta’s gift gave me the gift of being able to write these poems "after" Mr. Still.
Of course there were other influences in the making of the poems from this series, as possibly indicated by their titles:
CLYFFORD STILL STUDIES