Friday, 17 March 2017

silver eyes – commissioned artwork













silver eyes
Telemachus Stavropoulos (Helm)
13 x 13 inches
Ink, gesso on craftboard
2012 Athens, Greece
lyric on reverse



Promise

I

Written in oaken letters
Names, symbols and words
Dancing their beautiful daughters
Myriads of meanings and thoughts

Behind the color of day
Inside the ashen grey stone
There sleeps the remembrance of a promise
You know it too
It travels with the birds

And if my hear sounds at nothing
Cursed and deathlike
And id I forget my blood
An offering to the wild
And if I forget my visage
Sacrifice, blade & fire

My mirror is the restless sea
Debris that wanders shapelessly
Flows like metal in primordial shape
Your daughter named Hope

Behind the clouds

Mourning is my poetry
And mourning my anger also
Mourning is my poetry
I cut off my own head

II

The flesh is formed by platan leaves
And with water it does take root
My corpse is smiling and
Inside my mouth
Black fruit is growing

Old stone, cold, ancient
From the depths it emerges
Death is alive
And my soul is young

I grew tired too early
And I forgot my name
I beg pardon to my visage
And beg forgiveness from my child

It is not my time to live
But neither is it to die
Only within these walls in silence
To sing

III

Only by the horrid scream
Does the blind stone awaken
The color less yesterday

Head flowing with blood
Head living and white
The eyes are gazing outwards
They see no lie

The lie is now dead
And it has died
The eyes search
Away from the inside

My eyes are gazing outwards
Away from me

Away from me
The light of sight is searching
I have died
But it was all a lie





Friday, 22 January 2016

Picasso as Cat (EPPH demo)





Cat Catching a Bird 1939, France








EPPH readers will notice the shapes common between the bird and cat connect meaning.

Does the bird's wound look like an opening from an eye? The bird's body is the shape of the cat eyes. Bones inside the wound echo teeth forms in the cat's mouth. Within the cat's left eye is a lowercase "a. "A clue to a trend? Note the angular cat's nose. "P" horizontally. "O" at the cat's nostril. Other letters, i, c, s, may also be there.

 Is Picasso identifying himself with the cat and wounded bird? Does his imagination have empathy with the afflicted bird as well as the feline huntress? I think so. His homeland, Spain was experiencing civil war. His mother died about 3 months prior to this painting.  He likely suffered grief, anger and a myriad of human emotions. Channeling such emotional energy into one's artwork must have been apart of his daily work.  Making art is expression. He and you, reader, benefit from the grounded primal(cat, self-actualizing) as well as heavenward(bird, self-actualizing) perspective of unapologetic life.

What is the white scumbling paint application at the cat's left ear? Crude face? Compare that ear with a skull Picasso sculpted years later during World War II. Picasso as cat, has death on its mind as if to remind himself that even the hunter succumbs to it. Isn't this the artist expressing in 3rd person? Notice the cat's differing eye treatments. Multiple perspectives existing together.


Skull 1943, France



In summary, Picasso's imagination as cat identifies with aggressive primal nature. He added sand to this painting. Grit and guts. Vision, additional vision. He exemplifies expression assisted by oneself and one's contemporary conditions before one's end.









Having awareness heightened from reading and thinking about how Every Painter Paints Themselves, I noticed an artwork in my music collection differently. Mike Keneally's painting for his Wine and Pickles recording always seemed like a splashy green figure on purple background. After considering Picasso's Cat Catching a Bird exhibiting a face within a face(I suspect), I noticed he'd done the same.
Backwards Deb(3rd Person) the track I especially like from the record, took on demonstrated reflection.
Mike Keneally musical recording, 2008

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Vietnam












Ho Chi Minh City
(formerly Saigon)









Peanut
butter
cilantro
cookie.












(i)nner
transparency
withhold
clear
beyond
borderline
net worth




Lizard Hawk












Sorcerer
Food source
Destination
Hi five
Scales
Lady Hawk
Leige Lord

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Jurong CleanTech Park, Singapore






embed
gathering
collaborate
shield
acquire
transform
expel
co-operate
consider
color scheme
plant





protect
patrol
after-burn
cut
shear
canopy
course





burst
intention
implode
explode
pressurize
ribs
cup





cage
observation deck
wither
embark


bud
budies
lead
stagger
 extend
shade
enligten
chlorophyl
verdant




web
feed
rest
radiate
fiber
structural suport
pad


order
comand
single file
together
teamwork
follow
segment
cohere
protect
plate


line variety
weight
sharp edge
jagged
bent
twist
corkscrew
twirl
adhere
entwine
tear
wide stroke
bow










camouflage
adaptation
hunt
observe
recon





corn row hair style
weave
basketry
hang
extension
beads


Tuesday, 12 May 2015
























I like the big mule deer ears because I enjoy listening to music and that foreground figure is universal me.I like how the black dear ears can also read as cat eyes, the black under-breast could be the nose of the cat, I'm thinking a lion.



Saluting my ego took about an hour to feel adjusted. I thought seeing a thumb up would  feel better. Show and feel more self love. Snake parted allows an eye shape. Also the cobra could be a screw. Zero as ego death and symbol of commitment, as in a Japanese fighter pilot following call to defend his nation. Light bulb shape in cobra head. Orchid represents south east asian experience. Crossed wands. Phallic nature of creativity. Shell eye reminds of venus emerging from shell, Botticcelli. Arm of eye rep me enjoying the  mortal bone underlying the ideal of the ego less warrior.