New York 2014

Rat to rat...

art 8 x 14 inches

scroll 12 x 39

Allen Ginsberg

Stanza from Ginsberg’s 1949 poem Complaint of the Skeleton to Time


Take the thoughts that like the WIND

Blow my body out of mind;

Take this heart to go with that

And pass it on from rat to rat;

Take them, said the skeleton,

But leave my bones alone.


Text written by Liza, with her finger on a touchscreen, then printed on a remounted section of an antique landscape painted on silk.

Mounting of shantung silk. Handmade Shino-style finials by Tobi Szuts.

Rats by Chloe Dalby.