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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Slow Life (For Joseph Cornell)



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"The pure sense of omnipotence"/ Pasta: Joseph Cornell diary notation, 1947 (Smithsonian Archive of American Art)



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Cinematic blossoming of blue planet minutiae

Giuditta Pasta
Slow life

2

Blue windows behind the stars

And silver flashes moving across them

Like spotlights at movie premieres

Long cool windshield wiper bars


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Can one make works that are
Not "of" art?
Fresh Widow / French window
Painted light blue
With black leather "panes" so that
At the life opera
All day it's night

4

The butterfly gently opens itself like a fist

Dividing into wings and drifting off
Over the cube's puzzled head


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