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A Ballad for Etel

6 monthes ago   |   By Open Space

Etel Adnan, Untitled , 2018
These are from a longer work in progress, a kind of essay-in-fragments linked more by poetic association than conventional argument, like how in Etel's paintings shape and color neither fuse into realist depiction nor collide in contrapuntal abstraction - but as in most of her poetry and prose - resonate , as she puts it, “like something that calls you through a fog or a cloud,” or, as she writes elsewhere, like “an opera between the galaxy and the cemetery.” -DB
And this makes me think of Etel's book Of Cities & Women , where in a letter from Amsterdam she...
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