Squares • Roy Feldman
"A consequence of violence"
When I read a poem or see a piece of art, my head will often conjure up a photograph.
My friends who, graciously allowed me to transfer my vision by using themselves, into my camera - help me get closer to it.
My heartfelt thanks to those that have contributed to these efforts. - RF
Monuments In Context
I can’t help but wonder what Lincoln whilst delivering the Emancipation Proclamation, would think of the ‘halo’ behind him created by Shepard Fairey or the People Mover rumbling by.
If the Polish hero of the War for Independence would be displeased to learn he would spend infamy in the shadow of a casino. Our first President is relegated to being next to the headquarters of the largest automotive manufacture in the world and ironically, watching over the road that leads to Canada.
I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Lee Freidlander’s book, The American Monument, for providing me with a template for seeing monuments in context and allowing me to wonder what those immortalized might think. - RF
"The Deadly Sins"
In AD 590 Pope Gregory condensed the list from nine sins to seven, this is the original list:
- Sloth - "For Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do."
“... of he way life used to be.
As I peer through the window
of lost time.
Looking over my yesterdays.
All the love, I gave all in vain.
All the love
That I’ve wasted.
All the tears
That I’ve tasted
........all in vain”
— Edward Holland II