Ramsey Library Exhibits


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Installation in Mel Blowers Gallery

beet

 

an exploration
in impermanence

 

by Jonathan Grainger

and

Jennifer Knox

UNCAsheville Mel Blowers Gallery
January 15 through January 31, 2001

  beet

   the beet is the most intense of vegetables
   the radish admittedly is more feverish
   but the fire of the radish is a cold fire
   the fire of discontent not of passion
   tomatoes are lusty enough
   yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of
   frivolity
   beets are deadly serious
   the beet is a melancholy vegetable
   the one most willing to suffer
   you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip . . .
   the beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime
   the beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot
   the beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon
   bearded buried all but fossilized
   the dark green sails of the grounder moon-boat
   stitched with the veins of primordial plasma
   the kite string that once connected the moon to the earth
   now a muddy whisker drilling desperately for rubies

   tom robbins
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