CARLY my future wants to ask you some hard questions. So, a little backstory for all of those who don't know this Carly character and why my future has any interest in asking her any questions at all.
I met this lady awhile ago at Franconia Sculpture Park and she was a sculpture intern at that time. I knew from the moment she started her project there that summer that she was in this sculpture art thing for life and that I wanted to be friends with her until the end of time. And, this is no dramatic sentiment. This is for real. You can see the drive in the blacks of her eyes. She knows Roy- and well I think if you know Roy and are hooked… you must be super special. So, I recently went up to Canada and met up with her and I had a blast and we reconnected. So, it makes me really excited for my future to ask her some questions. I honestly think she can help me here….
#1. If you were a fly on the back of your back how would you honestly rate your latest step forward? And, don't be a bully.
#2. What do you think of the sculpture scene up there in Canada? What do we Americans need to know and not to know about our artistic neighbors?
#3. I know that you have been working with a great group of individuals through your job. What have you learned? What questions do they have for the blog? And what are you all working on now?
#4. What are the most frustrating things for you artistically right now? And how can we all help you out… seeing that you are or should already be an art star?
#5. Carissa hasn't responded to the ridden rails project inquiries that I have sent her way… should we leave her in the dust and just do it? Or do you think not? What is the Ridden Rails Project… and how do you see it playing out?
#6. What do you think you have figured out that I haven't?l
#7. Last question… I know we have done some bonding on why we both think community collaborations and art go the distance. What is this distance? And how do you want my future (:) to deal with it?
#8. For real last question. What is the most frustrating thing holding you back with your sculpture right now? Be honest- my future needs friends that tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And, what is it going to take to get past this frustration?
This is the second time that the poems have had a chance to live outside of the sculptures I have been working on since I was writing the Franconia Sculpture Park Blog… so this one is for you Canada.
sculpture on snow needs sledding
waiting for it to melt and meet me
on the beach
like a pair of bottles shined to long
before the tides
weathered it to winter
ice in summer on sand
we wanted to be skinny
but got too big on American artist dreams
now I am teaching a drawing class
without pencils and charcoal
with shells and boat
made of drifting wood