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11
Nov
19

Sketches – Washington2NewYork

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Michael Matthews – collage on paper (A4)

10
Nov
19

Poem

THREE GIGABYTES

  1. Past

In the streets of Johannesburg

Marching for democracy

 In the back of a Casspir

Armed to the teeth

In the house of parliament

Losing face finding corruption

Obsessed with power turned sour

Running township drunk

Come to me grab my hand

Take up that AK and shoot

Those who block your path to me

In this metropolis of deceit

Truth is hidden from view

Taking away hope and the Pope

Hate injected like an infected needle

Shooting up poisons of hatred

And, a gigabyte of load shedding.

  1. Present

In the sea of democracy

Waves wash over me

In the mountains of Cape Town

Climbing the Skeleton gorge

In the restaurants of Waterfront

Searching for a rib bone

Confused by LSD finding home

Illusions of ribbons kaleidoscope

Come with me entwine limbs

Insearch of the truth

We float out in a rocking boat

In this ocean of illusion

Truth is a colour of light

Flashing in white or not quite

Tasting emotions of sault

And, a gigabyte of desert drought.

  1. Future

In the garden of Eden

Searching to be free

In a citadel of Rome

Scratching about on ruins

In a Mies van der Rohe glass box

Losing space finding silence

High on dope seeking hope

Walking silicon valley high

Come with me take my hand

Ignore the apple in search

Of more we will find the door

In this forest of ecstacy

Temptation a thing of the past

Adding no spice or anything nice

Truth kissed like an open window

Blowing in feelings of freedom

And, a gigabyte of electric delight.

09
Nov
19

Photograph – New York

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08
Nov
19

Photograph – New York

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07
Nov
19

Photograph – New York

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06
Nov
19

Photograph – New York

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05
Nov
19

Art Book

DESIRE AND FORGETTING - COLLAGE PAINT ON PAPER7

Michael Matthews: Desire and Forgetting – spread 5, collage and acrylic on paper (2xA3).