I recently made a trip up to Angola (not for visitation nor for crimes against nature), but to see the famous Angola Rodeo. While there, I got to meet a number of artists who have dedicated a lot of time to their craft. One such person is Jerome Derricks, a folk artist who painted the scene below. Excuse the shot, but I didn't do such a good job taking the picture as I should have. But, I couldn't resist posting it any longer. Thus, here is the main shot of his work and four close-ups. Later I will cover another artist I met while up there. Until then, this for your viewing pleasure.
25 April 2007
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03 April 2007
“When She’s Gone”
What do you do when she’s gone?
When at the morning’s dawn you sleep
in an empty bed and long for her arms,
her charms, her smiles that say
all the while everything will be okay?
What then is there when the house is silent,
her footsteps falling on another floor,
her coming home is to another door?
Who do you become when you’re all alone,
calling on the phone to say the words
you wish to hear, the redemption
in her voice, though there’s struggle in the choice?
How do you hope to be sure
when the confusion sets in
and there’s pain to be had in the joy
of the wonder that is sensual
and sweet and secretive and full of the unknown?
For all the ladies of ssa...