Love Something

60x48 / SOLD

 

This poem is currently on display at the Chattanooga Airport until April 2017

 

48x60in Oil on Archival-Quality Natural Cotton
SOLD  – CHATTANOOGA

August 30th, 2013 while traveling up and down the east coast with filmmaker/photographer Wesley Rose, I stumbled into an old carcass of a bookstore in Northern Virginia and found a first edition series from 1814 titled “Quarrels of Authors”.

Drawn in by its mystery, its delicate worn out pages, I knew I’d eventually use this book for a project I was still piecing together in my mind at the time, but the words had not found me yet.

August 15th 2016, carrying this same book with me in a backpack, trekking on and off the beaten paths of  Los Angeles. I walked down Skid Row (homeless community) and this poem “Love Something” came to me. My friend Salim pointed out the lack of hope he’d see in the community there (he lived a block over). The only thing we couldn’t see on Skid Row, was love….seeing a place so void of love, reminds you of the glue inside the very word, holding the entire universe together. Which is why I decided to let the beautiful, old, worn out pages from “Quarrels of Authors”, something over 200 years old, with love (or glue) hold this poem together. We’ll all be gone before you know it, so go “Love something.”