Heavy bear…

March 27, 2019

“That inescapable animal walks with me, Has followed me since the black womb held, Moves where I move, distorting my gesture, A caricature, a swollen shadow, A stupid clown of the spirit’s motive, Perplexes and affronts with his own darkness, The secret life of belly and bone,” Excerpt from “The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me” by Delmore Schwartz;
design by Meredith Eliassen, 2019.
“Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, this painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings, whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, yet wit ne’er tastes, and beauty ne’er enjoys.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, Prologue to the Imitations of Horace, (1734) l. 309. Design by Meredith Eliassen, 2019.

A Foo-ey kinda day…

March 6, 2019

Stylized Foo dog drawing by Meredith Eliassen, 2019.