Terrifying space trapped in a limitless canvas. Dazzling snow etching the horizon & disappearing into the periphery, a nearly impervious border. The immense white scene is disrupted by stands of conifers forming obsidian humps along a liminal division. A smoke-colored sky clouds into a coal-dust stratosphere. The arrival of graphite & steel lines divides the vanishing point from its widening panorama, its curve slight as a migratory bird’s trajectory like beak or eye or pincer or maw. The tremor like a rapid mammal constructed of iron & rust. Like the past bearing down to erase the future.
After the painting Le Rapide by Jean-Paul LeMieux (above).
Stand of Snakes
a skein of sheep-shorn wool sleeps in a bowl a woven snake of sundry colors coiled a twilling of thread waiting in a flax ark a basket of unwound & whorled line a coat that envelops a round of rope of spooled python impatient to unsling
fissures split as yarn strands breach & pill like entrails what was once twined splinters into filament technicolor tendrils furrow & sleave a hybrid virus a helix of protoplasm germinates & cycles awakened from frozen ages of hibernation
a force from inside the wall pushes out seeks a pressure point where plaster shatters sheet rock slates, faults fractures like a mobile disassembling or a trajectory of hot metal leaving bright tracers like sewn-closed eyes what else is structure except plywood warped knotty pine wet pressed board drywall?
In response to the sculpture SlipSlump by Andrea Myers (above).