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Unfolding I

30"x40"

embossed monoprint

 

Artist's Statement

The following poem was influential in the unfolding of this body of work.


I have walked through many lives,

some of them my own,

and I am not who I was,

though some principle of my being 

abides, from which I struggle 

not to stray.


In my darkest night,

when the moon was covered

and I roamed through wreckage,

a nimbus-clouded voice

directed me:

“live in the layers,

not the litter.”

Though I lack the art to decipher it,

no doubt the next chapter

in my book of transformations

is already written.

I am not done with my changes.

 

- Stanley Kunitz