I’m enjoying a stack of new poems given to me by Utah’s Poet Laureate, Ken Brewer. Some of the by-the-bed books I’m chewing on, listed here as lifted from the stack, include:
-Craig Childs’ The Secret Knowledge of Water (just a few pages left)
-P.D. Ouspensky’s In Search of the Miraculous: The Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff
-Donald Cosentino’s Vodou Things
-Michael Kimmelman’s The Accidental Masterpiece
-Josef Helfenstein’s and Roman Kurzmeyer’s Deep Blues: Bill Traylor 1854-1949
-Peter Weiermair’s The Bird of Self-Knowledge: Folk Art and Current Artists’ Positions.
WHAT IS HANGING ABOVE YOUR MANTEL?On the right side of the mantel ledge is “Cardinal Sin,” an assemblage by Marcee Blackerby. On the opposite side is an artist’s proof of my bronze “Auspicious Buddha” that I just gilded. Centered above the mantel is Marilyn Miller’s oil “View Crest.” Two small acrylic paintings by Hyunmee Lee are to its left and a restored Russian Icon on the right. On the hearth below is a small bronze by Ray Jonas.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANY ARTST TO PAINT OR SCULPT YOUR PORTRAIT WHO WOULD IT BE?
No hesitation — Alex Bigney.
Frank McEntire will be exhibting at David Ericson Fine Art October 21 – November 15.
This article originally appeared in the October 2005 edition of 15 Bytes