Monday, July 09, 2012

Ko-Kiyomizu Vase 1750

And now its time to walk around this Japanese jar,
enter its pictorial space
and start dreaming

Most of the current special exhibits at the A.I.C.
don't interest me any more
than the view of a suburban strip mall

But this one feels like a pool
of fresh water
in some remote wilderness
and I think I'll just get naked,
dive in,
and float for a while

BTW - I'm sorry my photos have cropped off the top of the piece,
but it was enclosed in a glass case
and I could only shoot it by getting close enough
to press the camera lens against the glass.