Painting and Poetry
The Art of David Wiley

Scene4 Magazine: The Art of David Wiley - "Dancing Muse 2" | July 2013 |

Dancing Muse 2

Fatal Disappearance

As the ghost of the spirit,
as the ghost of the flesh,
the vessel made of phosphenes,
the towering shadow 
of the last person left,
fades in and out,
almost palpable,
at times almost a force,
moved and moving,
enchanted, as a garden
at dawn is enchanted,
seen and seeing,
at times,
breathing, even singing,
at times,
taking shape,
now and then,
becoming a Hydra,
at times inventing
the specter of progeny,
of its own design for bridges
between skin,
between fingertips,
between the memories
in the eyes,
it tells us again
that the patient
will not live
unless the patient
can find a way
to occupy some space.

Art and Text Selection: Lissa Tyler Renaud

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David Wiley, painter-poet: graduate of U. Kansas; studied in Mexico 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). Ongoing since 2005, Wiley has received mural commissions in Arizona, Mexico and California. A book about his work, The Poetry of Color, is in progress.


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