sincerity city




VCA Graduate Exhibition, 2016 

Glazed earthenware, stoneware, carpet, water, mould, spores, lavender oil, lavender scented carpet deoderant, expired celestial seasonings sleepytime tea, pencil on laser-printed A4 paper, raffia, pewter, rope, shells. With words by Laurie Parker









A dialogue


I tried today


yes, you did.


I did something I never thought I would be able to do.
yes, you did.


I did not do it very well, though
No, you did not.


there are some things I cannot do very well
yes , there are


but I made the effort
that is important.




Preoc (i) cupation


walk down endless peopled halls
loneliness mills about
I walk my path without
friendly smile, word of encouragement


hi!
someone says it
do not really mean it
says it to everybody
even me


don’t really care about my life, or
me


don’t get involved,
inside of me


get out of yourself !


(panic)
I must write I must write I mustwriteimustwriteimustwrite


about?


Pudding
Prejudice
Laughter
Sincerity
City
DECEMBER Intolerantpickle
Patent leather
Roach
despair longitude
pastrami
inevitability
Life cld man
Criticism


Suicide pigtail radio


It


must


Fall


off
one’s
mind


(Blank verse)


423 you push open the wide oak door it hurts and everything hurts- why is this happening to you? It seems so odd and then it happens and now it is so very quiet and around you


You file your tears and put away your things- like memories they hurt so put them in the little green box at the back of your closet (behind the ice skates that you outgrew in fifth grade) and every once in awhile you take the box out and sift through it and it still hurts but not so much and it once did before


 perhaps everyone has a green box