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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)


Cinematic blossoming of blue planet minutiae

Giuditta Pasta
Slow life


Blue windows behind the stars

And silver flashes moving across them

Like spotlights at movie premieres

Long cool windshield wiper bars

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


The butterfly gently opens itself like a fist

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