Apr 4 2011

Two Silver Trees – ’11 -#13

There are code breakers with lines well tapped
Traces sweeping out across the static night
You are drapped in white like the blossoms of the tree
Looking down a glass elevator
At your father signing the papers for
Two silver trees, two silver trees
Two worlds in need, two silver trees

Branches falling down
From sources underground
False identities
Stranded in each single seed

False sense of warning no poisoned cup
Just deception crawling up like a snake
Decay of the blossoms and roots well hacked
Spoil the hidden waters dying at the base of
Two silver trees, two silver trees
Two worlds in need, two silver trees

Branches falling down
From sources underground
False identities
Stranded in each single seed

I’ve been on a little hiatus the past few weeks. We were on vacation in Arizona near Tucson. Calexico was playing a festival while we were there, but I didn’t make it to the show. I’ve seen them before in Chicago, and they are fantastic. This piece is based on their song Two Silver Trees. Calexico is from Tucson, and I saw a lot of the places that are in this video on the trip and past trips there. Very cool band – a lot of their songs sound like they are straight out of a 60s Spaghetti Western, with a Ennio Morricone sound…like this one that I love. Or this one….awesome band!

I got a lot of good reference photos in Arizona, so some of them may be finding their way into some future works.

Photo credits:
ForestKarol Wiszniewski
Silver treesKriss Szkurlatowski
GirlMar Boy-Schmidt