“A watched pot never boils,” so she took her bags and left.
She gazed up past tree tufts,
The blue above reminded her of water
And the clouds, of steam
Sandwiched between vapor and soil,
She forgot the earth was spinning.
She ventured to a riverbed
Shifting underwater landscape,
She looked closer
To reveal critters otherwise unnoticeable
A crawfish hidden under a rock
Or a salamander held still
The vegetation scattered about
Made a living hideout
Reminded her of what it was like to walk in a cornfield,
“A watched pot never boils,” unless you’re blind, of course.
A deer stops in front of glowing beams
A stillness could forgive this
Eyes glazed in anticipation
Frozen equals unseen
Would it leap away
if it hadn’t seen the lights?
“I’d like to be a tree,” she thought.
plagued by our senses
Never to see anything unpleasant
No need to stare at still water
until ripples concave its surface
To be so at peace,
Patience doesn’t require waiting.
A watched artist makes poor art
Vacant house left to bubble
Without the distraction of a watchful gaze
Water droplets formed at the edges of the pot
Like choreographed swimmers
An unwatched pot does things you’ll never see.
You can look now
A kettle, steaming stream of scream
Put a grin on her face
This time didn’t feel too long
She let it bubble and spit
before pouring it into her mug
It was the best tea she ever had.
I made this piece depicting the rise of Asian hate crimes in the United States. Within my piece, there is a woman submerged under the depths in which she has been condemned. Under the surface, because our society would not see past her own. Within this whirlpool, she drowns in prejudice and violence. Her breath […]
Julie Griffith is a nontraditional student and senior Studio Art major, with a concentration in Painting. She sat down recently to discuss her passion for art. Q. How long have you been doing art, and what mediums do you gravitate towards? A. I’ve been making art since high school, but I never really started painting […]
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Walking into the VTSU Castleton campus’ costume shop, you’re transported into a chaotic, colorful atmosphere. At one of the middle tables, you can see one to two student workers pulling leather gloves out of a box. From elbow length to wrist length, the students continue to layer glove over glove on their arms. Masks lay […]
It was April 2022 and my TikTok and Instagram got flooded with videos from the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. I’ve always liked Johnny Depp, and I wanted to be “in the picture” a bit. I wanted to know what is going on. So, I watched the trial. I was […]
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