Totems and Love Poems

Maui Arts and Cultural Center, September 2006






Photos by Michael Shewmaker

Stacked modular elements, created in transient molds, form columnar structures. A new organizational principle develops emergent totemic forms. Simultaneously, a series of counter aesthetic, architectural scale, wheel thrown vessels are altered, offering metaphor to a series of lyrical texts eviscerated from their walls.

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Amongst the moments within this pantheon are moments such as these. They are furtive, retiring moments which precipitate down upon unsuspecting lovers, to inhabit time, suspending vision above sheets and pillows; then, hovering in spiraling ascent, return to their pantheon in new forms, to await further such moments by which to recreate themselves, far from human traffic...