Shane Dedman

Fidgette: Watercolor Improvisations Solo Show at Mammal Gallery, October 1, 2018


The show was accompanied by the following poem that works as the Artist's Statement. 



Fidgette


Channel impulse as a prophet

of health, music as

informative production:

pouring out of, siphoning into

Awareness. A collaboration of senses:


Time becomes meditation, continuation

And recovery[1] —

for the Scroll’s duration,

Manifestations of Survival,

Maintenance of mind —

Fullness, Grief pools of selves

and self languish with nostalgia.

Still the Fidgette persists.


Water collected on perch;

Pigment dispersed:

A creative life feeds back

Into itself. Improving the improvisation,

The recollection of reflection.


Let action not involve reaction

Unless on paper, abreation.


Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop


[1] PTSD

Using Format