the star network holds itself
close in category to its other
affiliates. it recites poetry
and discusses what it feels
as it squanders itself from
lifetime to lifetime.
the stars are currently in love,
with constant flashes reminding
themselves of themselves.
we can’t see the strings, but they are
there like rubber bands and
bandits, stealing sound and motion
from one another like mothers teaching
their daughters about the plateaus of life
and the effect silence may have
upon the heart.
the vapid moon watches closely
and waits patiently for the journey of the
star empire to entertain its glory
upon its vast stage.
no stars are lost. some shine more prominently
then others, but this is just the
illusion of time.
the magnificence of life prevails
here, through makeshift pyramids
gridded in the sky
built by gods for families of
or other homogenous
homology groups that rejoice
by implication of
we are all systems,
plasmas of circuitry, iridescent,
communicating in fields
of each other’s masterpiece.
by LORIN DREXLER
Christine Cassano (www.christinecassano.com)
Christine Cassano is a visual artist who exhibits her work locally, nationally, and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Los Angeles, CA at Durden and Ray, Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale, the Phoenix Art Museum, and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Christine is a grant recipient of the 2018 Artist Research Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, partly funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2016, she was awarded the Contemporary Forum Artist Grant from the Phoenix Art Museum, supported in part by the Nathan Cummings Foundation Endowment, and in 2015 was a grant recipient of the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, resulting in a published artist catalog of her work. Her public art installations and commissioned pieces are in various collections throughout the US, including the University of West Georgia, Marriot Companies, and Banner Health Hospital. In addition, Gebert Contemporary Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, represents Christine.
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