Tag Archives: Failing Poems

Day 8 and 9 – Failed Poems Series

Completed 5 pieces:

Visage
Pinktober
Cross My Heart
Painting in a Cave
Dreams of Hawks

I guess I don’t have much to say about this work.

Here is some possible ways to display the series:

Day 7 – Failed Poems Series

Day 7 of my work commences and I know that the work continues in my head no matter what I do.  Today’s work centers around things that I lost and things that I have dreamed about.

Layer 1 and Combined of “Dreams of Hawks”

“Visage” Layer 1, 2, 3 and combined

Day 6: {after too long} Failed Poems Work

It was nice to get back into the studio again after so many months.  So far I am pleased with the work that I have done.  I have evolved in my process a little, which only brings me closer to the clinical side of this endeavor.  In order to keep the plexi from getting finger [...]

Sweetness and Sour

I haven’t forgotten the sweetness
or the reason we were together
too many things have been taken away

its as if all of creation has become corrupt
with no choice of escaping and it comes in 5 days
with time off for good behavior

The sadness grips me in a different way each time,
Just like my contentment
Or my commitment

What have I [...]

How Can Darkness Fail?

The Poisoned error we breathe
venom succored and lain
the serpents tongue and sleeve
creeps its way through again

It’s your Word against mine
So what of something more?
truth like clock measures time
Darkness is not as sure

Bold in every last step
it waived high bravery
in a Cure and concept
but couldn’t watch you bleed

The Feelings have left me
of a little comfort
the known [...]

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die/Stick a Needle in My Eye

I remember when you told me the news                I know that there is no turning back
It’s only an option I can’t refuse
You were straight faced with nothing less             the words have no meaning
Like a picture taken without a photo lens              and I will have to deal with the punishment

Please promise me you won’t die
Even [...]

Stick A Needle In My Eye

I know that there is no turning back
the words have no meaning
and I will have to deal with the punishment
for our lies and the words that have failed
there are some things that we
can never tell the truth about
it is better to lie about fear than
to experience it
what would you do then
to stick a needle in [...]

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die

I remember when you told me the news
It’s only an option I can’t refuse
You were straight faced with nothing less
Like a picture taken without a photo lens

Please promise me you won’t die
Even if the promise was a lie
I cross my heart and hope to die

I knew the truth couldn’t be true
I knew how to [...]

Don’t let this be the last memory of me {Failed Moment}

Fighting the good fight
or even the questionable fight
Seems we’ll never be able to let it go
I am so afraid of not knowing
The last moment that I have
Leaving you and leaving me
I know that we can only wish
To leave something greater
Really that’s all we ever want
To be more than the sum of our parts
I’d be happy [...]

2010 {Failed} Artist Statement

Inevitably, projects begin to intersect.  In the midst of the work that I continue to work on, my life dictates the work that I perform and execute.  In 2007 my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. My work took a back seat.  There was a most evident threat: cancer, our lives, [...]