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Tag: Drawing

Drawing 14 assumes new form

After I broke (shattered!) my ankle I began drawing for long periods in bed.

I used a Sharpie marker on lined paper and numbered the drawings.

Sometimes I titled the drawings and indicated how I might use them, a linocut or a painting.

Drawing 14 broke free of its mooring and reappeared after traveling through several rooms.

I recreated Drawing 14 using digital tools.

1 + 4 = 5. Some people say 5 is a dynamic number of change. An indicator of flux, of positive movement,

& some things never reappear & you realize there might be something else, down in the roots, you need to want more.

And you experience both mystery and loss

while wearing wings and antlers.

Wherever those came from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Quote

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“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant—there is no such thing.

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Making your unknown known is the important thing—

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and keeping the unknown always beyond you…”

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Georgia O’Keeffe, in a letter, to Sherwood Anderson.

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Photo of Georgia O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918

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The Sorrow of a Brown Hat by Steven McCabe

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Crumpled fading newsprint

As yesterday’s armies march

Into tomorrow

Sorrow

A future we predicted

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We accepted sleep standing upright

Sleep never understood;

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Sorrow

A chapter of blank pages: my darling, your wrist hanging

Over the bed

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Your blood a confusion

Your heartbeat the black window

Swallowing my hands

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Fingers forming a circle

simple sunset

Bottom of a fleet casting shadows across the seabed

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I toss my hat overboard

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from my book Hierarchy of Loss (2007) Ekstasis Editions