Lydia Thompson

Lydia James Thompson


Extract ore from the mountain to make a negative pile
then pile the gangue into a positive pit.

Refine, contain, displace whatever melts
in boxcars, squared sheets of it.

Use a 40,000-degree beam to sear shapes, excavate
the piece cut and the place cut from.

Encourage entropy. There is nothing wrong in wanting disintegration
memories of being an eroding mountain.

Soak, extract, permeate, seep.

Anticipate the contact stain.

Wait for evaporation to peel.

Endless thanks to John Umphlett, J Stoner Blackwell, and all my studio companions. This project was funded in part by the Student Endowment for the Arts.

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