“Hanging Garden 1/25” by Ke Francis
Framed to 14″x14″ inches, color etching. Email the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional images of the piece in the frame or other questions concerning the series or the work of Ke Francis.
Part of Ke Francis’s “Hanging Garden” series. Ke says, “Egypt is Northeast of Midnight and South of Finger, nearly parallel with Alligator and less than a hundred clicks from Panther Burn as the crow flies. The Hanging Garden is a space that drifts above this outlined territory.
Time and Mass and Space are really intertwined and related there in a way that is only alluded to in the relationships of the names of the cities below it. It is a dimensional interface, the space between the moving piston of time and the tubular cylindrical sleeve at the very heart of mass. It is possible to look out at the panoramic view from there and see the curving levee of the Mississippi River and all the way across the flatland of Arkansas to the rising tower of Babylon and then turn around and get a fleeting glimpse of the water covering the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains as it retreats to the Gulf of Mexico. This is the place where the double helix of your DNA learned to twist.
Beulah Land sits east of the Levee with the retreating gulf behind and the river of time surging past in plain view. It is a place where the insanity of this world still holds sway. With a little luck the view from above the levee allows one to see the part they have played in the madness.”