Jeremiah Ray
Carbon
Graphite on raw linen
37 x 52 in

rich, carbon
rubbings
blurring borders
with past
and present.

marks indicating space
and time,
linear and non,
tell of longing.

repetitive
and endless
like breath
connected,
like breath redirecting
awareness to the moment.

repetition
gives form to longing,
it reveals craving.

presence –
an embodied body,
lines mimicking breath.

onto linen,
to surface external,
to give form
to the unformed,
a portrait of the unsaid.