March 2023




The Art of David Wiley


Focal Point


I wish that all the faces and the voices

of the past would gather like crystals

around a pure sound and form a tapestry

I could sit and gaze at forever.


Once in the middle of the night in Mexico,

three days after Mardi Gras, a voice

called my name, just my name that was all.

Since then I've been listening in the dark.


Having ravaged the landscape periodically

like a one-man horde of barbarians,

I wonder what survives on that surface.

Does a tree grow there?


When I cease my explorations will it be

at that spot, that very spot? A place

that doesn't change is filled with spirits.

Whether the spirits are there

because the place doesn't change

or vice versa I don't know.


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Lissa Tyler Renaud

David Wiley painter-poet: graduate of U. Kansas; studied at Mexico City College and with artist Ignacio Belen in Barcelona. Widely traveled, he exhibits throughout California and abroad. Wiley has published two volumes of poetry: Designs for a Utopian Zoo (1992) and The Face of Creation (1996). Since 2005, Wiley has received large mural commissions in Arizona, Mexico and California. Wiley is a longtime contributor to Scene4: paintings, poems, meditations on art, creative non-fiction.
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For more of his paintings, poetry and writings, check the Archives.

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