Vija Celmins Working Photos

Images via, from from Vija Celmins (interviewed by Chuck Close, edited by William S. Bartman), A.R.T. Press, 1992

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The end of 2012

This traveller was light,

all heavy

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

these pincers.

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

family jewels

{JewelBox Theater, image via}

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.

Mandy Greer

Jenny Zwick
Britta Johnson