"Shogun," you ask? No, that’s not a typo. The object peeking down from the top of the composition is a worn paperback copy of Shogun by James Clavell that I was reading at breakfast that day.
This image represents one of many breakfasts I ate between 4:45 and 5:15 a.m. before heading off to work at a previous job. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am so very glad I don't have to do that anymore. But hey, my day still starts with coffee!
And what goes better with coffee than poetry?
Presenting To Some Coffee Cups I Have Known (An Excerpt)
Dear Center for Quality and Applied Statistics,
What you were doing in the art building I'll never know. Unclear origins enhance your misplaced charm. I nicked you from atop a mobile coatrack outside a cleared meeting room and the rest is history.
Eminently utilitarian you seem more cup than the others.
Dear He Man / Skeletor vessel made by 2004-05 ceramic artist-in-residence at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of American Craft (traded for small silverpoint drawing on found wood block),
If you had a handle I'd use you more.
Dear Sanctuario de Chimayo souvenir,
(broken) You cannot be healed still I cherish your best part.
See Breakfast: Peaches, Coffee, Shogun in Person
UPDATE: For Real has been reviewed by Jenny Block for The Huffington Post! Read the full review here: "A Hyperrealism That Questions Reality With James Zamora and Sarah Atlee at RO2 Art"