Seat of Perception

Extra-cultural reviews by synaesthetes, symbolists, and strangers.

Artist Spotlight: Patrick Porter: I Will Talk To Ghosts

You know it when you see it.  Looking at it gives you the same feeling kids have when they knock on the wall and find the hollow place.  There’s something in there.  And you start to pull at the bookshelf.  Lean against the wall.  Listen.  Really think about it. Stare hard.

Sometimes music feels more like storytelling than a song. These elusive drawings, created by outsider artist, Patrick Porter, are poems.  Sweet, peculiar, haunting poems.  And it’s hard not to feel it when he says:

“I will talk to ghosts. I will build buildings with ghosts. I will marry a ghost. And I will die alive.”

I believe him.


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This entry was posted on October 8, 2012 by in Reviews, Visual Art and tagged , , , , , .

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