Notes Toward a Supreme King of the Ghosts

The poetry of Wallace Stevens has been an endless source of inspiration in my work. The joy of this life, the passing moment. Words come first for me: red-in-red repetitions that need graphic expression. These prints (waterless lithography) with additions in drawing and collage are layered, fragmented and recombined to reveal and conceal encoded messages. Conceived as a dialogue between a rabbit black as stone and a red cat -- the poet and his imagination -- the two halves become one as grass and sky merge and fill the four corners of night. Vulnerabilities too: a dissection, a disguise. Analysis of the magical: a listing of the phases of twilight. And humor as part of the ecstasy: instructions for a bunny race and a singing contest -- physical expressions of delight in the peacefullest time.

 --Wendy Collin Sorin, 1999

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the essential shadow
14x18, 1999

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green is the night
14x18, 1999


the topaz rabbit and the emerald cat
14x18, 1999

the archaic queen
14x18, 1999

nothing need be explained
14x18, 1999

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