Maybe we all walk on wetlands • By Will Elder
Maybe we all walk on wetlands
By Will Elder
28 January 2015
Maybe all of us walk on wetlands
Flat surfaces are inherently foolish.
It’s so hard to breathe standing
on solid ground.
The old houses in the middle of downtown
will require additional footing
any minute now.
To fix a tilting floor
I imagine a line
starting and stopping
like a tremor in my hand.
In my head the word “loss.”
Letter “s” I write like “5”
moving the water around
on a wafer thin coat.
But now the water is in the street.
And there is no place left to go.
Will Elder is a visual artist and co-curator at the Littman Gallery at PSU. Prior titles include Artist Services Coordinator for PICA during TBA:13 and Arts Contributer for the Portland Mercury. He has shown work solo and in group exhibitions at Rocksbox, PLACE, PNCA, Milepost 5, Timeshare Gallery and in various geurilla interventions or situations. He is also Contributing Editor for CENTRAL. Will graduates with a BFA in Studio Practice from PSU in June, 2015.
Drawings by Will Elder.