Marble Tongue, Diamond of My Heart
October 3-November 25, 2018
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 5-7 PM
LOWELL is pleased to announce, Marble Tongue, Diamond of My Heart
Sculptures by John Gnorski
Marble Tongue is a mythical being and also the name of the language that she speaks. She shifts her shape at will, and everyone understands her when she sings. She is everybody's mother.
These sculptures are portraits of Marble Tongue and object-poems written in automatic drawing. They are cut-out, fastened, wrapped, folded, perforated, abraded, and decorated “scholar’s rocks”, and my small contribution to the speculative mythology that we are creating together every day and that we must create in order to imagine tomorrow.
Kenneth Patchen wrote a poem that I imagine Marble Tongue would say to us before flying away on her multi-colored wings:
Now when I get
back here I ex-pect
streets with great
bunches of wildflowers
in your arms
Born in Virginia, John Gnorski is a carpenter, sculptor, and Earth Baby.