A couple of weeks ago Alex C. and I drove to Salt Lake to see Frank’s latest show at the Nox Gallery, its title inspired by chapter 8 of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, the chapter’s own title drawn from Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci.”
Ecological devastation catalyzed by human greed and avaricious technology will leave us, finally, only sacred mementos: memento mori
Frank finds and exhibits instruments, beautiful in design, that are themselves “sans merci.”
We worship at the altars of our death-dealing accounting books.
Frank works and reworks Rachel Carson’s pages in homage and through his striking visual commentary.
And I add Spinoza’s “Deus, sive Natura”
and John Keats’
Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
Alone and palely loitering;
The sedge is withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.