Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Inspired by Louis Simpson

The following work was inspired by a poem by Louis Simpson called 'The Unwritten Poem". I made these drawings in 2006 when I was in a bit of a crisis. I knew I had to get away from Lehman Brothers, but I had no clue what else it was I could be doing with my life.

The final lines of Simpson's poem are:

You must rise to the sound of the alarm
and march to catch the 6:20-
watch as they ascend the station platform
and, grasping briefcases, pass beyond your gaze
and hurl themselves into the flames.

And so here is Slimbo's rendering:

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