Up (Over) & Out
51 in. x 31.5 in.
mixed media: engraving, paint, drywall joint tape, cloth, on wood
©Maureen Kelleher 2008
Detail image with engraved text. Back to gallery 1
Engraved text on the work:
If you bring forth what is within you, what
you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what
is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
- M. Kelleher:
Tender strength all around me — the absurd, the goofy, the
sad, the really sad, the interesting, the wonderful, the stuff
that makes me feel like shit, the stuff that brings tears to my
eyes, the stuff that scares me, the stuff that makes me feel good,
the stuff that just is — waiting to be brought up and out.
- John Lee Hooker:
I was laying down one night and I heard momma
and poppa talking. I heard poppa tell momma "Let that boy
boogie woogie. It’s in him and it got to come out.”
And I felt so good.
Artist’s note: Jesus Christ, M. Kelleher, and
John Lee Hooker explain the importance of getting it up and out,
the spirit, the thoughts, the oomph, the soul of being alive.
(See note board)
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