Tooting My Horn

This blog has always been fun to do, especially with all the interactions you, the viewer, provide. This post though contains two images that organizations outside the blog have chosen for exhibit elsewhere.

The first one “Morning Meditation” was chosen for inclusion in ArtPrize. ArtPrize is certainly Michigan’s biggest show of the year and draws artists from around the world. There are hundreds of artists showing in several hundred venues in the downtown of Grand Rapids. I’ve been chosen by a prominent bank at downtown’s ground zero for foot traffic. It will hang facing outward in a large window on the street. The venues are meant to bring art to where people are, not behind closed doors.

This Fall “DesertTed” will hang at the 8th Catholic Arts Biennial at the Verostko Center for the Arts at St. Vincent College, outside Pittsburg, Pa. I’m honored to be chosen. There were 360 submissions and only 53 selected for the show. I received an Honorable Mention here two years ago and was surprised that they selected one of my images again.


Jesus Sandal

Poetry by Pam Shea, Southern California poet laureate, all rights reserved
Image by William Ferry

Disheveled in Jesus sandals 
Prophets scream on street corners 
Some coherent, others not 
Wrought, bought, 
prophets from far-off lands
 
Hands of time and shifting sands
Yet the human story seemingly stays the same 
Remains of lives and curtains torn
The forlorn suffer at the feet of the wealthy 

Unwed mothers 
Brothers hung on tree limbs 
Locusts and honey for fuel 
Bitter gruel but better than empty
 
Blind Pharisees Earthbound Sadducees 
Wine-fueled priests 
Atrocities 
Beddings 
Beheadings

Secrecy, lunacy 
A bad rap 
Snapchat 
Truth or lies 
Disguise 
Or salvationĀ