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Quiet Places

quiet places

 

there’s something about walls and ceilings

and their clearly delineated lines

are rooms put together

/ constructed

that way

to give us the illusion of order

providing a familiar

/ predictable

space

to come back to to

exist

in

after

spinning in the

maelstrom of life

?

clearly, they don’t satisfy every need

we’re always nailing things up

calendars to remind us of passing days

art to remind us of beauty

the forgetful or addicted mount their televisions

to remind them of the

madness alfresco

if bare walls mirrored life

they’d resemble cubist art

which would be good

museums are always quiet places.

Steven Louis Ray is a multidisciplinary artist working in traditional film and darkroom processes, in addition to writing and recording experimental music and writing poetry. He’s currently slogging his way to a creative writing certificate and studying printmaking at City College of San Francisco. More of his photography can be viewed at stevenlouisray.com

a couple admiring a work in a museum
At Moma by Junona Jonas

Junona Jonas is a student at City College enrolled in the Fine Arts Department. She has been painting and drawing for a number of years and have been able to develop as an artist working with the extraordinary teachers at City College.  Her work is largely narrative, Whether using pastel or acrylic for work that is landscape or figurative, Jonas wants to engage the viewer by telling a visual story.