Why I Create

by Ted Iverson

At first I thought it was to satisfy a life’s dream,
Maybe to relieve the stress, immerse myself into a new world to push aside the trials and tribulations of everyday life,
I cannot lie; even ponder fame and fortune.

Then, finally the first book was completed and published. People began to read and comment: Intriguing, exciting, characters you want to follow, when is the next one going to be available? Those people enjoyed the book. They even told their children to read it and they enjoyed it.
It was then that I became aware.

I create, not for my own personal satisfaction or gain. Not for meaningless reasons. I create so that you the reader might immerse yourself, so that you might forget your troubles, if only one novel at a time.

I create to see you smile…

Ted is one of several In Print members to have his work featured at the Allegory Project, an art space and exhibition co-sponsored by the Art Matters Artist Coop and the Rockford Area Arts Council. The Allegory Project plans to have a theme that is explored in various art forms: painting and sculpture, photography, repurposed objects, and the spoken and written word.

Ted’s piece and the others have been framed at the gallery and are available for viewing from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The show space is on the northwest corner of Madison and Prairie Streets in Rockford.