unfinished poem

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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i built this piece with hundreds of egg shells, broken down just so into thousands of pieces, painted delicately with layers of acrylic paint, fitted together like a giant puzzle for which I lacked the solution. * while I wonder about the big picture, somewhere in wonderland, the white queen reminds alice that it is indeed ‘ a poor sort of memory that only works backwards’. the piece becomes a meditation on longing, remembrance, and becoming one’s true self. * naturally, this process requires the slow savoring of countless pots of tea, which spill into the painting, adding the only color. * as I explore the life and history contained in these discarded kitchen scraps, and other bits of found objects, I allow theirs stories to work on my own biases of brokenness and wholeness, of vulnerability, of being and becoming. my work is a relentless search for poetry in the debris, an affirmation of life and possibility.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 in
  • Medium: mixed media painting
  • Width: 8 ft
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 4 ft

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  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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