Lying Awake. First Night by Herlinde Spahr

Lying Awake. First Night by Herlinde Spahr

Lying Awake. First Night

Herlinde Spahr

Title

Lying Awake. First Night

 
Artist

Herlinde Spahr

  1952 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2010  
Technique
Lithograph with hand coloring 
Image Size
22 x 16 3/4"  
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
11 of 20  
Annotations
Poem within image is written in verso: "Harvest me When I'm dead, or dying, Harvest me. Like a peasant That pick the tubers From a dry patch of land. Plunder me and give me to the poor To the drunks and the addicts the liver, the kidneys. Pee 
Reference
Lying Awake, Herlinde Spahr, illustrated [pg.5] 
Paper
Rives BFK Buff 
State
Published 
Publisher
Lithium Press 
Inventory ID
HESP112 
Price
$750.00 
Description
"These works evoke the territory of the imagination, when thought is submerged and rendered helpless. Surrounded by darkness and silence, the outside world peels away and vision originates from within. Logic and reason become scaffolding. It is soothing to draw on solid stone when trying to capture such a nebulous realm." -Artist statement "Harvest me When I'm dead, or dying, Harvest me. Like a peasant That pick the tubers From a dry patch of land. Plunder me and give me to the poor To the drunks and the addicts the liver, the kidneys. Peel back the skin and gather the tissues. Scoop out my heart And collect all my bones. The lame will be walking, The blind will see. But don't touch my soul Promise you won't touch my soul. I want it set free, released from its tethers. By the time that I am dead or dying My soul we be ready for flight." Herlinde Spahr