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The Art Job

August 11, 2016

I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance.” ~ Sojourner Truth

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That which is invisible
Because of its nature
As unreflective of light
And unresponsive to pressure
Like scores, and programs and instructions for instance
Like the Fifth Symphony, or the Dharma,
or any story before it’s told
or gods of all sorts;
All of those things or non-things
All of those potentials
Undetectable and immeasurable
Without form or substance
Vastly outnumber what appears to be.

The artist’s job,
He said with arrogance
Is to make a representation,
Speaking in metaphors,
Of what is invisible.
Not to make shit up.


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2016 8:42 pm

    Great image!

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