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'Journey of the Drip' is an assembly of embryonic myths providing
fuels and incentives with which to understand our own stories.
As solid turns to liquid and liquid to gas, so the drip is a transformative
element in the pivotal experiences of humankind.
Upon reflection of the images, we see our deep capacity for interminable
folly; the devastation of extreme aggression; the mindlessness
of social herding and the tragedy of aimless greed. The intensely
imaginative collision of man and beast mirror a world where irrationality,
instinct and the balance of nature are disturbed.
These methodic and hypnotizing images are a drumbeat for us to
contemplate. The form and its variations can teach us to observe
the workings of our inner life thus provoking an awareness of
universal patterns of existence.
'Journey of the Drip' is a poetry-image book consisting of 81
images and poems. The book has a beginning and ending but the
images do not work in sequence, instead each image is a self-contained
narrative. The narratives are constructed through the integration
of 9 symbols: a drip, a bowl, fire, a clown mask, a snake, a
spear, monkey bird, and butterfly, which are all present in
each image. The symbols are placed in an environment and utilized
in some manner by the characters to generate the stories. The
esoteric subject matter of the images is explained more literally
by the accompanying poems which forcefully comment on the darker
side of human nature. All the poems
are constructed in the same manner, four lines as rhyming couplets.