Archive for July, 2013

Bruce Hollister / Offset Series

July 28, 2013

      Io
Multimedia Traditional/Electronic.

 

Io

19X13
printed on Arches cold press watercolor paper

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Bruce Hollister / brown sketchbook

July 2, 2013

…this mortal part of mine…

from a poem by Robert Herrick

this-mortal-part-of-mine

 

THE VINE.

I DREAM’D this mortal part of mine
Was Metamorphoz’d to a Vine;
Which crawling one and every way,
Enthrall’d my dainty Lucia.
Me thought, her long small legs & thighs
I with my Tendrils did surprize;
Her Belly, Buttocks, and her Waste
By my soft Nerv’lits were embrac’d:
About her head I writhing hung,
And with rich clusters (hid among
The leaves) her temples I behung:
So that my Lucia seem’d to me
Young Bacchus ravished by his tree.
My curles about her neck did craule,
And armes and hands they did enthrall:
So that she could not freely stir,
(All parts there made one prisoner.)
But when I crept with leaves to hide
Those parts, which maids keep unespy’d,
Such fleeting pleasures there I took,
That with the fancie I awook;
And found (Ah me!) this flesh of mine
More like a Stock then like a Vine.

pen and ink
14×10
from my Brown sketchbook