Stella Cretek

Pea Green

By - Nov 3rd, 2008 02:52 pm
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With apologies to Edward Lear (1812 – 1888), author of The Owl and the Pussy-Cat.

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped in a five-pound note…

Revised version pre-election 2008:

Sarah and John went to sea
In a beautiful Republican boat
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped in a stock market quote…

I just returned from my second visit to the 2007 Nohl Fellowship exhibit at inova/Kenilworth. Seven artists, each with their slice of the competition’s modest money honey, dance by the light of the moon. The moon, the moon, they dance by the light of the moon. The show closes in January 09 and shortly thereafter our new President will be sworn in. Colin Mathes’ drawings and sculptural forms define America as honky-tonk carnival, and among the various installations, stand out as the most political.

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