William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Primitive

2010

Another of my favorites from Primitive.
Since then, I’ve returned to the theme of shared faces time and time again.
And I have been taught, delivered, saved, made by them.

Canvas 63

Canvas 63

Canvas 63

2011

We’re better seen from across the room,
better still the intervening field of successive years in wheaten rows,
where lay, concealed, our snow-white bones.

Remembrance

Remembrance, 2011

Remembrance

Three Pencil Drawings

After Van Gogh

Back in 2009, looking for something in one of our closets, I found an unopened pack of index cards and some No. 2 pencils. Among others of their kind, these drawings eventually found their way into Primitive, copies of which are tucked away in the very same closet.    

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And Man first appeared in Primitive: Selected Drawings in Pixel, Pencil & Pen, in 2010.
It was slightly altered and shared online in its present form in 2017.

And Man

And Man

And Man