Cathedral (and Beach Paintings) February 3, 2013 / by Author Russell Steven Powell Cathedral, oil on canvas, 36×24 Beach I, oil on canvas, 20×16 Beach II, oil on canvas, 16×20 Block Island, Pre-dawn, oil on canvas, 14×11 Untitled, oil on canvas, 20×16
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I love “Untitled,” “Block Island” (one of my favorite places), and “Cathedral,” which haunts me, reminding me of certain dreams I have had.
Thanks Henry. Alas, I have not been back to Block Island in nearly five years, long overdue, but it remains a strong influence. A beautiful place!
walk at dawn, debris of all kinds
crustaceans molt in fetal position
by seaweed, red strokes of waves keep pulse
white light weaves its way in and out
an imagined rainbow
is really the ribs in ancient primordial soup
a complex mass of brain parts
laid out with no shame
all in good shape, if a little off-color
stuck and need air in stained-glass tangle
zany sensations turn anxious and inward
still in recovery from Catholic culture
~ These are great, Russ, can’t wait to see them in the flesh.
How nice! Many thanks, and keep picking up that pen.