"LET FUTURE TRY TO FIND US", 2015, 20"h x 26"w, lithograph, tapa, ink, pencil, paint.

DARK AGE

Albert Saijo, Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai'i Literature and Arts, 2012.

I WANT A DARK AGE - AN AGE THAT LEAVES NO TRACE - LET FUTURE TRY TO FIND US - I WANT A DARK AGE - AN AGE IN WHICH NOTHING HAPPENS BUT EXISTENCE AND DAYS ARE NOT  NUMBERED - I WANT A DARK AGE - A DARK AGE OF THE IMAGINATION THAT FLOWERS STARK & SEXUAL AS A SCARLET ANTHURIUM - I WANT A DARK AGE - AN AGE IN WHICH NOTHING TRAVELS FASTER THAN DAY - AN AGE OF QUIET - I WANT AN AGE WITHOUT FEAR - I WANT A DARK AGE.

"FLAT EARTH", 2015, tapa, sumi ink.

I was one of an international group of artists selected to visually interpret poety by Albert Saijo for the exhibition/synposium Poetry Scores Hawai’i:  Look Like What It Is, at the University of Hawai’i, Hilo, 2015.

FLAT EARTH

Albert Saijo, Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai'i Literature and Arts, 2012.

I WANT THE EARTH TO BE FLAT & CIRCULAR WITH MYSELF AT THE CENTER ALWAYS - AND I WANT IT TO BE THE SAME FOR EVERY OTHER CREATURE AS EVERY CREATURE IS AT THE CENTER OF ITS OWN RAINBOW - THE ASTRONOMY CAN FOLLOW - THERE WILL BE THE ILLUSION OF CURVING AWAY AT THE HORIZON BUT THIS IS OK SINCE WE NEVER REACH THE HORIZON - THE ILLUSION IS PURELY AN ARTIFACT OF OUR MODE OF APPREHENSION - THE IDEA OF A SPHERICAL EARTH HAS PROVED A TROUBLESOME ONE - DO WE NEED IT - LETS GET TO WHERE WE DONT - THINK OF IT - THE EARTH IS FLAT & CIRCULAR - STILL YOU MAY MOVE OVER IT IN ANY DIRECTION WITHOUT EVER REACHING AN END - YOU MAY EVEN RETURN TO THE SAME SPOT MANY TIMES - MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES - LETS HAVE NO EXPLANATION FOR THIS.