Artist Statement

a response to Jiyoun Lee-Lodge’s acrylic on canvas artist statement 01, artist statement 02 and artist statement 03 (images viewable here)

moon’s metallic colorstorm
on crests of midnight’s tide
light and sea to each the other
gives breath and fire and life

on crests of midnight’s tide
caroms Thetis’ swiftest mount
breath and fire and life she gives
to one from Olympus cast out

caroms Thetis’ swiftest mount
on a reckless rescue venture
the child from Olympus cast out
a home in the depths now makes

a reckless rescue venture
brings new beginnings to bear
his home in the depths now made
where fiery gifts in clamshells smolder

bringing new beginnings to bear
light and sea each in the other
where fiery gifts in clamshells smolder
beneath moon’s metallic colorstorm

Shelly Bryant splits her time between Singapore and Shanghai, working as a teacher, freelance writer, researcher, and student of Chinese language and culture. She is the author two volumes of poetry, Cyborg Chimera and Under the Ash, and a travel guide to the city of Suzhou entitled Suzhou Basics. She loves to read, write, cycle, and travel, and enjoys the opportunities for all of these that her present migratory lifestyle affords. You can visit her website at http://web.me.com/shellybryant.

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