To Freeze or Fly
From JAZZ; Toni Morrison:
"Sth, I know that woman. She used to live with a flock of birds on Lenox Avenue. Know her husband, too. He fell for an eighteen-year-old girl with one of those deepdown, spooky loves that made him so sad and happy he shot her just to keep the feeling going. When the woman, her name is Violet, went to the funeral to see the girl and cut her dead face they threw her to the floor and out of the church. She ran, then, through all that snow, and when she got back to her apartment she took the birds from their cages and set them out the windows to freeze or fly, including the parrot that said, "I love you”."
In My Room
Up Late, Again...
Untitled Collage 1
burlap, black ink, metal on cardboard
I've illuminated the Blackness of my invisibility -- and vice versa; And so I play the invisible music of my isolation.
THE INVISIBLE MAN; Ralph Ellison
found chair embroidered by the artist, photograph