© 2020  MANDISA BAPTISTE

  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon

Hard-Boiled & Caked: Antoinette on Display

Thursday, August 17, 2017

     

 

HER   

 

across the pond, a pearl stands erect, 

behind it, Laki lurks, 

waiting its turn

a golden butterfly prances around, 

those perfect flowers

a slow wind grows, 

the brown leaves on the ground, 

are no more

 

blue skies are turning dark, 

her ribbons fall

the unholy three are present, 

the feast begins

hard bread, warm red wine, 

so many empty glasses, empty plates

 

rich fabrics caress her soul, 

covering marks of violence, 

muffling the songs of authorship

the modern gods look on, 

goddesses of the Renaissance,

eyes veiled, see beyond, 

the visible layers,

on display

 

 

                         Figure 1: Baptiste  2017. Her 

 

 

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

'Her' is currently featured in my exhibition 'Lost in Velvet: Antoinette on Display' in Abu Dhabi. 'Lost in Velvet' is part of a group exhibition 'Landings' SEARCHING FOR MEANING, featuring the 'work-in-progress portfolio exhibitions by students and staff of the Online MA Photography course at Falmouth University'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Recent Posts

August 12, 2017

August 7, 2017

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Connect with me...
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square