"Rebus" - acrylic and charcoal on cradled wood panel, 24" x 18" x 1.5".. Ready to hang (sides are painted; no need to frame. Hanging wire is attached).
This rebus—slip and stubbornness,
bottom of river, my own consumed life--
when will I learn to read it
plainly, slowly, uncolored by hope or desire?
Not to understand it, only to see.
As water given sugar sweetens, given salt grows salty,
we become our choices.
Each yes, each no continues,
this one a ladder, that one an anvil or cup.
The ladder leans into its darkness.
The anvil leans into its silence.
The cup sits empty.
How can I enter this question the clay has asked?
from Rebus by Jane Hirschfield
This piece is sold unframed but ready to hang. It will be shipped flat, carefully packaged in mostly repurposed shipping materials.
This item is an original work of art. Copyright owned by Jen Jovan.