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by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

The first thing has been said.
The second thing has been read.
The third thing is this: reading this means you’re not dead.

 
 
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THE BALLOON
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

The floating imagination, tied to grounded threads of thought,
transports the intuition to an understanding of itself.

 
 

BENEDETTA
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

It takes more than oranges to get the juices flowing.
But vitamin C is a good start.

 
 
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THE UNWRAPPING OF AN IDEA.
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

The idea is there,
you just need to masturbate it.

 
 

THE SANDMAN
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

A story of a genius, diluted and disillusioned:
you get light-headed from the weight of the world,
waiting for the sandman to bring a dream in the night—

until you wake up to realize the dream was too bright.

 
 
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INDEX
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

The contents of the table contain the directions for the journey.

 
 
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EMOTION
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Zoom Up
Zoom In,
From nothing to something
the spontaneous generation of 2010
No Romance.

 
 

HUMAN
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Finally I get it: I am up here.
and I am down there.
All in one place.

 
 

THE SILVER LINING
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Up in the sharpest shards of the metallic clouds
lie the answers to your questions.
They will cut you, 
they will bleed you, 
but these skies disguise a blessing.

 
 

REPRESENT
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

The becoming of who you are, 
who you want to be, 
and what you will never be.

 
 

ROCK CARRIAGE: UP UP UP AND UP
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Out of the mind, and over the nest, flew a flighty carriage tied to a mighty rock.
How did this happen? 
What could this mean?

 
 

THE SCIENTIST
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Perspective—let me look at this world with a bird’s eye
to gain the vision to make the right decision.

In that split second, I reckon I made myself a man or a chicken.
The scientist drops the f-bomb—
but not lightly.

 
 

CLOWNIN'
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Spiraling laughter jumping upward in new directions, 
to new perceptions with newfound clues to perfection.

 
 

STAR
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

The sky is in the star and the body in the energy—
through you, light can travel through it, you can travel light.

 
 

NOTHING SIGN
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Stop.
Nothing is in your control.
So stop.
This is an (un)earthly energy no force can ever dull.

 
 

POINT OF TENSION: THE PROBLEM
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

At the innermost place, tranquility. 
At the outermost place, a chaos.
Spinning internationally with electricity towards epiphany.

 
 

PRECIPITATION
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

Smoke signals rising from the burning notion that this story is winding down—
or up—to an end—
or a beginning.

 
 

I AM $38.00 CONVERSE
by Aaron Carretti
2010
Indian Ink on Mylar
23'' x 35''

 

I creep and crawl through misty mornings
impervious to the nervousness inherent in my position
I find a new dimension on my journey of ascension:
my existence, an unfolding of what I am meant to be.

Every time, every line, i find what i need.