The paint is not recognized

from by Phillip J. Mellen

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The paint is not recognized
it's not accepted
it's some accoutrement
or fall short of such
merely an accessory
to match ones upholstery
on the contrary
it tells a story
of time
of object
it's an image
of what we know
of what we don't know
what we see
and what we can’t, don't or won’t see
it's thing and not thing
it's love and not love
it's held
let go


from The sketchbook, released September 9, 2014




Phillip J. Mellen

Through art school, I made more writings in my sketchbooks than drawings. I've been making records of art thoughts since 1999. These recordings are from what I remember, and some pieces of what I forgot..
Thanks -Phil

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