My burning ember, my sword—
breaking in the night.
The wild momentum of the servant. The king.
There is no greater moment to revel—
Persecuting, like insects in night.
Grace has always risen, in the merchant
desire of the most favored relic. Wilting.
We are serviced in the summer months.
Traded by the gods. Then forgotten.
The lost Athenaeum.
The silent predilection of the throng.
The orpheum of frenetic ghost—
I am bleeding, naked in modern discretion
of some rainbow moon. The wild color of wind, like faces
drowning in fluorescent. Or bleeding in grey.
I could be telling a different story—
of course—having had a different soul.
I am cold. Shivering. Graceless. I feel death
like an old friend… a bag of expired lemons.
How the misery of life imagines, then sings,
then once, free from. The mysticism of the world
proves not growth—similarly, the profundity of the
moribund epilogue, poised and glowing beneath the frozen
planet. The desire of human will is boarded
with staves and deceptions of content.
The walls scarred in hieroglyphs.
One single memory for all that was buried.
The cithara screams—
I may die here, today, or tomorrow in the ring.
I am a slave. Do you not understand?
by LORIN DREXLER
Francoise Nielly (www.francoise-nielly.com) lives in a world of images.
She has explored the different facets of “image” through painting, photography, roughs, illustrations, and virtual, computer-generated animated graphics. It is clear now that painting is her direction and her passion.
She gets her sense of space and construction from her father, who was an architect.
Growing up in the South of France, where she lived between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is never far from the light, the color sense, and the atmosphere that permeates the South of France. This is coupled with her studies at the Beaux-arts and Decorative Arts and her sense of humor and celebration.
Francoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting brute force and fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combined sculpt her images from a material that is, at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel, and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk: her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling.
Francoise Nielly is a passionate woman who loves life, wide-open spaces, sushi, blue lagoons, the Internet, humor, books, Paris, New York, and Vancouver. Resolutely inscribed in her epoch, she is an accomplished artist; 20 years of artistic expression explain the maturity of her work and the perfect mastery of her art.
She lives and paints in Paris near Montmartre and shows and sells her work in Europe, Canada, and the United States.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a literary journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those who have long passed.
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