Monday, November 8, 2010

Out standing in his field



Ed Baker and some of his muses
November 7, 2010, 9:20 a.m.

Ed’s website, Bare Bones Bonze



Well, damn it, we should be photographed with our work now and then — we and our minds and what we have done, which is, for each drop of sweat in it, play for the child in our souls. I have pictures of my parents and grandparents paused just so, in the act of reflection and drinking it in, amid vineyards and boxes of grapes, beside clotheslines billowing with bed sheet sails; of the poets and painters among us scowling beneath gray felt brims, brooding in front of upright pianos, smoking in parlors, standing by piles of fresh-split wood with axes still warm. Each in its own way shows that art is not the province of the few, but the gift of the many, a newly cracked shell, a kingdom of light without doors.

Thanks, Ed.


Update:
In the Forum: don’t worry about the sycamores.

10 comments:

♥ Raven Rose ♥ said...

Bravo William!!! Beautifully said and felt!!!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

the site of Ed is very intresting, such a intresting person is him, I just heard the good night reading, well I like him very much, it is so nice and confortable to see people like him, so long in the world are this kind of people there will always be a hope

thank you

Woman in a Window said...

I am alive with the title. Yes! Damn it! Yes!

xo
erin

Jean Spitzer said...

I was going to say what Raven Rose said.

vazambam said...

Where we should all be! Thanks first to Ed for being there and then to you for giving us directions.

William Michaelian said...

Lovely to hear, Raven Rose. Thank you. Little did I know until it arrived, Ed’s photo was just what I was looking for.

Dear Laura, thank you, I’m glad you visited Ed’s website and saw his video. Ed is Ed and no one else....

Erin! It’s the farm boy in me.

Thanks, Jean. I’m sure she won’t mind if you say it again.

Good point, Vassilis. Otherwise, we might all have found ourselves missing....

rahina q.h. said...

bed sheet sails... axes still warm.... kingdom of light without doors.... is it legal to take hostage of readers' imaginations in such a powerful and subtle way?
it would be strange to have someone photograph me when working... but you are right, we should:)

William Michaelian said...

Or even filmed — although it might be disillusioning for some to hear the demented laughter and cursing that goes on. Maybe to play it safe we should stick with having our pictures taken after the work is done....

Thank you, Rahina.

Ed Baker said...

a-while back I did a water-color than
at a later a-while back did a poem re: painting

this might add something to this ...stew?


http://poetrywriting.org/Sketchbook3-1Jan08/Sketchbook_3-1_January_2008_Ed_Baker_Manipulating_Goddess.htm


not Great Aet/Poetry ...but, what is?

William Michaelian said...

The answer, if there were one, would probably kill us all. Or maybe help us catch our breath.

Thanks, Ed, for this portal to your imagination. It can be truly said, you leave no stone girl unturned.