Images via, from from Vija Celmins (interviewed by Chuck Close, edited by William S. Bartman), A.R.T. Press, 1992
This traveller was light,
all sticks and bones
a bosom of nest-grass
and plastic tags.
This plastic bag for the specimens housed in the ribs
this set of tongs
This was the night,
with head lamps bobbing and winking over a low flat surf
and the stars like cold sharp beacons (ancient waves for the eyes in the dark)
Divulged and cracked with sandy fillings, moved by the shake and the shiver
Rivers in rubber boots and lights squinting through the wind
Warm wet breathers in the idling car, where the sea holes up in low spots
Psst. Come to the JewelBox Theater in Belltown this Wednesday from 7-10pm and take a peek at short pieces by a group of Seattle artists who work in animation/video:
Latent Liminal Improbable Exuberance : Film night with Scott Kolbo, Gala Bent, Jennifer Zwick, Britta Johnson, Mandy Greer and Vis-a-Vis Society
Something old, something new, something odd, something blue. In process, foundlings, archived, favorites and brand new films by an exuberant collection of artists: Gala Bent, Scott Kolbo, Jennifer Zwick, Britta Johnson, Mandy Greer and Vis-a-Vis Society. Films will begin at 7pm and cycle throughout the evening. Drop in when you can. Delicious treats.