Desert Art Haikus & Photographs from Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Art Museum in Joshua Tree

One of my absolute favorite places to visit in the desert is an art gem located a few miles outside of Joshua Tree, down the dirt roads of Mojave desert land. I first learned about Noah Purifoy when my husband and I visited the Watts Towers in South L.A. Noah was one of the founders of the Watts Towers Arts Center, as well as a sociologist and artist, in his own right.

I then visited the LACMA 2 years ago with my friend, Vibha. A temporary exhibit called “Junk DADA” featured Noah Purifoy’s art pieces from his desert studies. Since then, we have visited the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Museum twice, and I have gotten some great shots with my Canon ae-1 program . The photographs, in turn, have provided some poetic inspiration. ♥ Nisi


Desert Art Haikus & Photographs from Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Art Museum | Nisi Poesy


new poetry cards!

Here and gone! These freshies found homes with poets and friends at yesterday’s reading @gravlax in Los Angeles. Thanks to Philosopher Stone Poetry for another great night! What a turn out. – Nisi – ♥


More Poetry Cards!

This batch was fresh enough to hand out for the Mar Vista Art Walk (1 Year Anniversary!) and Art Bazaar last Thursday Night in the ‘hood.

Numbered 1-10. Crude. Candid. Free. Poetry. Art. Enjoy.

More to come…

– Nisi –




Poetry Cards by Nisi

I passed these little card-sized canvases out to fellow poets and listeners who attended Bukwoski Night with Philosopher Stone Poetry at Gravlax in Los Angeles earlier this month. It was fun night with high spirits, sharing our creativity and our souls.

More poetry cards to come! Thanks for the support.

♥ Nisi

Dozy Times

Dream mad please,

better quick like

frantic worship

over what can be

cool drool mist,

smooth sordid chants.

As time whispers,

water will

reveal the storm.



“A Lucid Dream” on canvas with acrylic and oil.