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RHYTHM IS THE FUNDAMENTAL FORCE
(AFTER MAYAKOVSKY) #2
RHYTHM IS THE FUNDAMENTAL FORCE
(AFTER MAYAKOVSKY) #2
2017


Muslin, embroidery floss, graphite, coloring pencil, gesso, board

22 x 14 inches

In 1926 the modernist Russian poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky published a small yet significant meditation on poetry called How Are Verses Made?

In this book he wrote, “Rhythm is the fundamental force, the fundamental energy of verse.” This is a transcription of that excerpt. The patterns of graphite and coloring pencil that unify both text and textile, the written and the sewn, mark rhythmic shifts.