the magnificent beyond
her pastel beauty sets in like a racecar sun beaming over a striped antique track skin blue and lost in winter with overgrown sunflowers frozen and buried in she asks me to save all the dead flowers i find and i tell her i will in a lyric through a dream i tell her i love her playing guitar on a beach "i love you... so tell me that you love me [she says it back] sometimes love is not equal sometimes love is not fair" i awake crying and knowing all the ways in which i love her understanding that much more about us about love i tell her i love her she says it back and i can feel her tears her heart beats and i can feel that too the object of her beauty is a dream we've all had becoming both our idols and ourselves the magnificence is buried somewhere far outside of both of these wishes and failures the king is never alone but always makes decisions as a king rather the kingdom he rules this power is a snake pretending it were a mouse and acting as a mouse with the power of a snake the true king begs for mercy from life and from those that appear to be winning at it the magnificence is buried somewhere far away from each of these wishes and becomings i am only a man some think of me less but barely know themselves some think of me more but barely know how to properly think some don't think of me at all i love these ones too much like a plane crash but not enough for remarkable things to survive from it the magnificence is buried somewhere far beyond each of these wishes and interrelations for that i must tell you and that which i lie to uphold i am as much a part of you as anything else including myself the magnificence isn't buried it exists beyond all of this beyond these thoughts your wishes dreams and failures burdens and becomings beyond what we know what we think we know and what we lie to uphold we might spot it for just a moment and then it's gone by LORIN DREXLER
Contemporary Artist, Toronto
Canadian-born artist Ramona Nordal began her art exploration at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here she studied lithography, color theory, painting, and drawing and later focused on anatomy drawing and painting. Color theory has always been a huge part of Nordal’s process and is quickly becoming known for her richly evocative color pallet. The central theme that unites all of her work is the mixture of the traditional with the unconventional. Her work is a representation of her interest in the human form, pop art culture, and capturing the presence of her subjects. Nordal is hyper-aware of art’s relationship with human emotion, and her subjects reflect this as they captivate you and entice you into their world. Her work can be found in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, and Europe.
“The random collaboration of old and new is important to me because this is how I see the new generation. It is the mixture of traditional and unconventional that attracts us and takes us on a fresh new journey.”
Ramona Nordal currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
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 poetic journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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