A realm entwined from strings adorned
Pulled from the depths of pasts left scorned
Such visions, divine, tantalizing, like sweet enchanted wine
The rain of golden feathers, wash away the sign
Take of my mask, open the door and welcome you in
There are no such worries, and no such sin
With two eyes closed and one eye open
These halls are lively, in spite of broken
A realm of clouds is where I dwell
Only from withing the darkness shell
For every light there casts a shade
For every heart, there is a spade
Of methods old and new explored
and twists of realms rise from the shore
To recreate dreams from a broken past
Arise a new and glorious cast
Chasing dreams with an open heart
Treasures gained, while others fall apart
The cloak of love and lust once made
With the marks inside that never fade
Wisdom gained and dreams passed away
Though new arise and the restless soul will never stay
To explore the shores of worlds unknown
And tell the story of how it's grown
We drift ashore to brighter lights
And creatures unfold before our sight
But calmness sweeps what we thought was fear
Of such burdens no soul should ever bear.
Floyd E. Vawter, Artist statement -
Kingston University, London, 2013
As we're playing a show today/tomorrow, I decided to save the ventilating of this weeks frustrations and woes for that. After every show we do, I feel completely blank again. Hollow, yet satisfied. Like a new beginning. This is my fourth post here, and every Monday when I wake up after writing, I feel like I am starting on completely blank papers again. It's a good relief, and gives my head space to process the coming week.
Instead of making a long rant or post going too much into this weeks ramblings, I thought I would post a poem instead. I wrote this as my artist statement in 2013, during my studies in London. For some reason I using poetry as a statement would suit me better than the normal "artists manual to arting" sheet of paper normally spottet at galleries.
Hope you enjoyed it.
And I hope to see you tomorrow at our show.
Our music can be found through spotify (Batboner) etc or at:
(and yes I forgot to write the bloody date on these! haha!)
Good night <3