Paintings and Sculptures - chris wind


Each piece in this feminist and socially conscious collection of poetry describes a painting or a sculpture: some, a re-vision of a classic; others, an original work not yet realized.  Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dali, Botticelli, Monet, Rodin are among the artists whose work is re-imagined.

Magenta 1991

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Acknowledgements: “sparkling spring water” Rampike (1998); “the thinker” Canadian Woman Studies (Winter 1998) and Bogg (Fall 1989); “Trans-Canada Tailings” Canadian Dimension (December 1995); “The Three Graces” Next Exit (Winter 1992); “Put Your Foot Down” Next Exit (Winter 1992); “Sunday Afternoon in Algonquin Park” The New Quarterly (Fall 1992); “Playing Solitaire” The New Quarterly (Fall 1992); “woman with broom” Prism International (January 1988)


Artists interested in actualizing any of the pieces for exhibit, please contact me!



The Persistence of Memory 2
The Death of Socrates 3
The Creation of Adam 4
Venus of San Francisco 5
The Last Supper 6
Sunday Afternoon in Algonquin Park 7
American Gothic 8
Luncheon on the Grass 9
The Three Graces 10
Mona 11
Cupid 12
Still Life 13
Woman with Broom 14
The Nativity 15
This Woman Didn’t Use Ultra Tide
or No Tide In Turin 16
The Nuclear Family 17
Passing Time 18
Sparkling Spring Water 19
Put Your Foot Down 20
Mug Shots 21
I’m Growing Just As Fast As I Can 23
My Supervisor’s Calendar 24
Dressed to Kill 25
There’s No Life Like It! 26
We Have the Cure for Cancer. 27
Potlach 28

Balls 29


David, after Goliath 38
The Thinker 39
Venus 40
Porch of the Maidens 41
The Statue of Liberty 43
Rape of the Sabine Woman 44
Nike, goddess of victory 45
Wheels: Status Symbols 46
Just Desserts 47
The Perfect Pedestal 48
Lady of Justice 49
Domestic Dispute 50
Peacekeeper 51
Trans-Canada Tailings 52
War Monument 53


sometimes in the morning
on that bare dressing table
in the corner of the bedroom
i can see my heart
my ruby heart
hanging overover
bleeding onto the floor


The Persistence of Memory


strong, solid
chin on hand
right elbow on thigh
left arm across knee
leaning forward
breasts filling in the spaces
between the lines

The Thinker

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