UNTIL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US  1999

Earth, glue, insufficient rain, ink, blood, dust, spit and muck on paper,  42” x 31” each


‘Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded forever… (Herman Melville)

...but what place hath reflection ‘in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is’  (Psalms 63:1)
 

mirage, salvage, dust

projections of assistance, liberation, fulfillment

buoy the disconsolate, oppressed, parched flailing in the sun

 

proclamations of remedy, re-stabilization, 40 acres and a mule

entice the weary and unwary alike, clutching to believe

 

provisions of austerity measures, the short term before

the long haul, financial undertow

reward the buried with all they can eat