Maureen McQuirk

TITLE: Bone Poems #5
DATE: 2011
MEDIUM: balsa, wire
DIMENSIONS/RUN TIME: 36″ x 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: I wanted to work with materials that spoke to the spare, delicate, beautiful yet harsh spaces of presence, death, dying and remembrance.

Bone Poems #5
Marrow
an understanding
a softness
a carole

held within,
sustaining.

Death
a dryness
in the wind

picking up speed,
and waning.

Knowledge to
knowing
spirit
earth
sky
containing

the free form
blood split
from bleached bones
remaining.

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