The Aztec God Quetzalcoatl, outridden from paradise, tries to visualize a chocolate-dipped instance of this embryonic marble. The way you watch the end-of- the-world parade through plastic toy binoculars.
Poem by Bobby Parrott
Artwork is Featured Artist Michael Pajon’s “Your Own Personal Demon”
The Monomolecular Moonwalk of White Chocolate in the Mouth
The place where my bellybutton would be if I were human throbs once, letting me know the mother ship is near. My lips shape an “O,” and with fewer linguistic clicks you lapse into a lucidity relived in my latest shift from distinct. And the vacuum-extractor of my mouth’s casing cannot but initiate Dali’s painting of his fetal self-portrait, the super-dimensional rush of panic’s insistence, mushroom mind. You politely re-introduce me to sweet Chinese milk-candy, monomolecular moonwalk smooth, creamy & psychotic, back-lit shampoo a breakfast sundress in white wine finish. The Aztec God Quetzalcoatl, outridden from paradise, tries to visualize a chocolate-dipped instance of this embryonic marble. The way you watch the end-of- the-world parade through plastic toy binoculars. The way you push that limb into my friendly ruin, brush the seeds of weaving from my fractured hair. In the Biblical flimsy of a meadowlark’s lisping tryst my newly intrinsic limbic system slips, and you dismiss my glitch-triggering bliss, with a kiss.
About the Author
Bobby Parrott’s universe frequently reverses polarity, slipping his meta-cortex into the unknowable dimensions between breakfast and adulthood. In his own words, “The intentions of trees are a form of loneliness we climb like a ladder.” Immersed in a forest-spun jacket of toy dirigibles, this queer writer dreams himself out of formlessness in the chartreuse meditation capsule of Fort Collins, Colorado where he lives with his partner Lucien, his house plant Zebrina, and his hyper-quantum robotic assistant Nordstrom.
About the Artist
Pajon’s work has been exhibited at Prospect 1.5 (curated by Dan Cameron), New Orleans, LA; Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY; Nau-haus Art Space, Houston, TX; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, the Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL, and the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. His work has been shown in numerous art fairs including VOLTA New York, VOLTA10 (Basel, Switzerland), Miami Project, Art on Paper (New York, NY), Nova Art Fair Bridge London, Aqua Art Fair (Miami, FL), Next Art Fair (Chicago, IL), Texas Contemporary Art Fair (Houston, TX), Art Market San Francisco, and the SeaQle Art Fair.
He has been featured in Artnet, Artslant, Basler Zeitung, Daily Serving, Forbes, Installa9on Magazine, Juxtapoz, Kolaj Magazine, New Orleans Advocate, Oxford American, Pelican Bomb and Where Magazine. His work appears in numerous public and private collectons including Internatonal Collage Center (New York, NY), 21 Museums (Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Bentonville, AR; Durham, NC), Purchase College (Purchase, NY ), the Francis H. Williams Collec9on (Wellesley, MA), and the collecton of Thomas & Dathel Coleman (New Orleans, LA).
Pajon has lived and worked in New Orleans, LA since 2009. (See Full bio below. )