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Desire is Not Enough (from the portfolio Whispers)

Desire is Not Enough (from the portfolio Whispers)

Artist: James Drake (American, born 1946)
Publisher: Landfall Press (American, founded 1970)
Date: 2015
Medium: lithograph
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 2016
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Object number: 2016.27.6
Description
Text reads as: Desire is not enough Your desire and will Will not sway The space and speed Of increased returns The snarl of change He really didn’t know The phenomenon of propositions Or the meanderings Of animals
James Drake works across media creating drawings, videos, sculpture, photography, and installations. Boundaries, both political and metaphorical, are often an underling tension in his art. His meticulously crafted works reference history, art history, and literature. Verbal and nonverbal communication, and use of poetry are recurring themes in his work. The Whispers portfolio include seven prints that pair poetry and drawn images. The evocative text and drawings plays off language and sound to evoke the complexity of and the difficulty in comprehending human existence through faith or logic. Drake has created many works in collaboration with master printers and print workshops. This portfolio is one of many projects he has created with Jack Lemon and Steven Campbell of Landfall Press in Santa Fe.
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