"Come To The Edge" ●
I absolutely love this quote, which is widely attributed to Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), a French poet / writer of Italian birth and Polish descent, was hugely influential as a Modernist poet and as a spokesman for the Cubist painters.
"Come to the edge he said.
They said, we are afraid.
Come to the edge he said.
He pushed them, and they flew."
This scrabble tile art piece is constructed inside a wooden frame, covered in various tissues. The tiles are placed atop a cut portion of the lid of a wine box fitted inside the frame. Six inches of vintage wooden yardstick finish the piece. A colorful Mexican parrot, and a small brass bell, calls you to 'the edge'.
One thing I have not been able to figure out about this quote is: What was Apollinaire referring to when he wrote this.
Do you know? Share with me if you do.