March 9, 2017

Still water sows together the tattered contours of the past

"Still water sows together the tattered contours of the past," 24x24in., mixed media on birch panel

How's that for a straightforward populist title? Just doing my part to "Make America Think Again."

I stole it from "Ithaca," by the poet Grigori Dashevsky, a Russian, of course:

Old rags are stronger than old life.
Night, like dead water, sows together
the tattered contours of the past. 
A stranger's death is a seed of your homeland,
sprouting from the graveyard statues,
from the clouds, forever still.

Shows in 2017 are coming together: San Diego, Beverly Hills, Del Mar, Toronto... Check out www.ivanostocco.com for more info.

Have a good one and peace out!

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