Mary Ellen Derwis & Joe Balaz


Mary Ellen Derwis and Joe Balaz are married and live in northeast Ohio.

What interests Mary Ellen in the field of photo-art is the unpredictable and synergistic nature of photography in general.  Capturing an image that can be enhanced in different ways to bring about a visual dialogue between viewer and photograph is what drives her work.  Her photography has appeared in Oregon Literary Review and The Sun Courier

Joe has created works in poetry, concrete poetry, music-poetry and photography.  He is the author of Domino Buzz, a cd of music-poetry 

Both artists are collaborating on which features Mary Ellen’s photography along with Joe’s concrete poetry and photography. 


poetry: two, from "Admit Two", No. 17, May 2007.