#76 The Invisibles by Thelma Mathias

We are the other
Those not seen by  the dominants with white eyes.
Strong faces, see our colors, bodies of knowledge
you were never taught.
Toes digging into earth sienna
Deeper than white pebbles can fall to earth,
Words from beating hearts drum,
Pain through tongues of time
We are the other,  but for moments conscious
Like this,
all one.

In 2001, Mathias’ passionate relationship with Mexico manifested in her move to Santa Fe from NYC, her birthplace. Her life’s work is conceptual sculpture using mundane materials focused on cultural, political issues.  Visual work might include text- her own or found, reflecting her love of literature, creative writing, semiotics and such.


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