WHO AM I
Once upon a field trip, students were asked- “What was David Salle, the artist thinking, or more importantly what all did he paint within his creation of Flying down?”
Without hesitation one student replied,
If my eyes aren’t deceiving me
I see and feel before me
All shook up
Almost wickedly under a dense canopy of stars there glides a plane
Carrying someone he loves and he's singing
Always, on my mind.
and diamond studs are shining from his white jumpsuit
He's ever so Charmingly painting upon his easel not one fool
or ghoul so
Don’t be cruel
Just hear it in the wind- this is
The King of Rock and Roll
Oh yes it is!
He’s just lost his Blue Suede shoes so never you mind!
Even after The King is gone we'll be feeling
All shook up!
Appreciating her student's comment she quickly asked the others, "Does anyone else see this too?"
This is only a portion of the painting "Flying Down" by David Salle
image posted by Tess Kincaid
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