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Signs of Life
Images Formed from Clay & Words
Dr. Gerri Frager

March 4 - May 3, 2020

 

BOTTLENECK

Wheel-thrown vessel & hand-made top of Raku clay, underglazes, fired as naked
raku technique
Not food/liquid safe (as porous)

25H x 15D

$215



BOTTLENECK

So many years
So many brains -
A collective think
Gathering strategy:

How to unlock
silence
deadlock
Bottleneck?
find a way to breathe life
Into words
about death

For a young woman
with advanced cancer
her canvas stretched taught
by an insistent wind
No tack offers a curve
that brings relief

Our need to know
Her Hope's
Her wishes
Her plans
should her dreams
be dissolved
by invasive cells

Decision?
Incision?
CPR? DNAR?
Home?
Here?
Where?

Her room - barren
where she lies stripped down
To a blue gown

The thick air
parts
an opening made by the question
She finally asks of another
an-other
The woman who
each and every day
takes away her tray -

kitchen staff.
No skill
No training
in anything
Medical
is the chosen one

Asked about choice
in this dry land
that holds no buds
where bad choices form layers
much as geologic strata
only reveal their history
over time

They talk
Of life
Of death
Of God

Aside
we wait for words
that would have us
carry her deeper
on dark paths
like pouring sand onto desert

Or

Instead
for words that would allow us
to lift her,
a winged escort
to help her sail home

 

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Sunday - 11am - 3pm
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday to Friday
- 12noon to 5:30pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
*Gallery hours are subject to change*


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