A Place Further From Me

I’m having a real day of it
Acrylic on Canvas
48″ x 40″
I wanted to be sure to reach you
Acrylic on Canvas
60″ x 68″
noiseless snow
Acrylic on Canvas
30″ x 36″
To the Harbourmaster
Acrylic on Canvas
40″ x 40″
Having a coke with you

Published by Lindsay Kirker

In practice, life and painting, I am interested in finding a balance between realism and abstraction. Painting maintains an independent language that can communicate more adequately than words. I wish to better understand how colour choice, brushstroke and expressive decisions can connect with the viewer. Recent work represents the search for stability during a time of uncertainty. The city's infrastructure has served as a poetic metaphor for this endeavour.

3 thoughts on “A Place Further From Me

    1. Thank you! Some were inspired by whole poems and others certain lines.
      The cover painting was inspired by the poem ‘Mayakovsky’ and the lines,
      ‘Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern’
      The first painting, ‘Anxiety’
      ‘To the Harbormaster’, the second and fourth
      ‘Morning’, the third down but more so the line ‘I need you and I look outside at the noiseless snow’
      and the fifth one down, by the first lines of ‘Having a Coke with you’

      ‘Having a Coke with You’
      is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz,
      Bayonne
      or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona
      partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier
      St. Sebastian
      partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for
      yoghurt
      partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
      partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and
      statuary
      it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything
      as still…
      -Frank O’Hara

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