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Artist's Statement: The Power of the World
The title for this group of paintings comes from the Oglala Lakota holy man Black Elk. Specifically from a poem known as the Circle Poem. I didn't start this group with Black Elk's poem in mind instead I heard it last week at the funeral of a friend and important Blacksburg person Clarence Givens. The line fit the work and I thought it would be a nice tribute to Clarence who cared deeply about the environment. The original beginning of this work was from working with researcher Dr. Coy Allen who researches inflammatory bowel disease at the VMCVM. The three larger paintings under glass are from that collaboration. The newer paintings on panels were less a continuation of thoughts about bowels but more a continuation of the study of geometry and abstraction with an emphasis on fantastic coloration. I hope you enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed its making.
Joe Kelley September 2017
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