i so desperately want to see the artist
but I cannot
i see the jock
the bound up wound up athlete
at times the myth of the amazon
i see the savage
primed and ready for the sport
and it is more than just physicality
intensity and necessity to move
think on the feet and fly
it’s the quick trigger
and the brute force
beyond even the propensity to violence
sanctioned or otherwise
the rage the jealousy the hate
it’s the quickness to the line
and the lifeless eye capacity to cross it it’s the
the irrationality and the sheer passion for the psychopathic play in it all
i see the end in itself
i see the end justify all means
and in that end I see me
so f**king desperate
and i see the beauty
the beautiful bodies
the ideal form
the ideal function
and the goddess replace the amazon
i see the transcendence of bodily powers
and that of the mind
a mysterious excellence
i see and sense calm amongst
and wisdom hover above
and it is here I find the real
spaces in between
secret pauses in the action and knowledge in and of the nothingness
i find respect
patience and compassion
i find empathy
an acknowledgement of a shared vulnerability
a roaring insatiable untranslatable ache
and reach out
i see the high touch helping hand up and the all encompassing hug void of all self-consciousness
and paradoxically amongst the hulking heroics i see and sense and believe in belonging
and in these moments grace
it is here that i find heart
something valuable to be gained
all that cannot be taught
i see the mirror now
and it’s jagged bipolar crack
on one side the ritualised combat
along arbitrary lines
on the other the aesthetic
magico-religous phenomenal poetry in motion
the ball an astral body
a planet tossed around by gods
i see meaning
a worthwhile use of time
i see your reflection too
i see the divine
in this war without guns.
Sports Management Students. Second Lecture Trimester 1, 2023.
Location | Date
Griffith University, Online| Teams + Recording
15 | 03 | 2023
‘ampersand rams duelling’
297mm x 210mm | A4 | Landscape
Ink on Translucent Paper
29 | 11 | 2023
Publication Date (Self Published)
30 | 11 | 2023
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Hans Keller ⎮ Sport And Art – The Concept Of Mastery (1974).
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George Orwell ⎮ War minus the shooting (1945).
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Lao Tzu ⎮ Tao Te Ching (1868).
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