Painted on yupo paper, Kathy Coakley's abstract piece symbolizes how mist moves across landscapes. See this piece in "Journeys," which closes on April 12th!
Pictured: Kathy Coakley, "Rolling Mist II," ink on yupo, 7 x 7"
I have this need for fields.
For the way they sink me, pull me forwards-
root yourself, they offer.
This swallowing of my boots, lodged
in clunching cheeks - they chew
a welcome around my feet. Spring is coming.
I open my dirty coat like a tree-bud, unzipping canvas scales, showing humps of breast
to the front of the sun. I am a furly Comfrey bloom.
I wish to wear a crown
of bumble bees upon my head, to offer their mouths my honey hair.
Be rested on our sponge of moss. The horses, bedded
down in splints of light
have learned this- groan their utter pleasure
in this heated fur;
ask no more of the afternoon.
How Do I Become The Very Ground. Jane Burn.
Kathy Coakley's "Rolling Mist I" is painted on yupo, which does not absorb paint, giving it an intriguing flat texture and vivid color.
Pictured: Kathy Coakley, "Rolling Mist I," alcohol ink on yupo, 7 x 7".