Monoprints

Jean McDonough is an artist living in Woodstock, Illinois. She creates single-edition monoprints by painting on gelatin printing plates and then hand-pressing the image onto paper.

Love at the Border

Your hand on my arm

is a moon over a field 

of wasted wheat:

I will rise from this death.

 

Ghost passing through walls

and wind through the year, 

eye to eye you are mine,

a Pentecost blast.

 

Blood I am and cannot master,

office of skin and pity.

Without you I am 

nothing but blood delta,

a manifest of holy 

ghost and pine whisper.

 

Hold my vast ocean,

hand cupped to my ear.

There wave meets sand.

Day begins and ends.

 

I mark midnight mourning 

you my lost love,

coast to country cost

this last day into deep 

marine night, a turning tide 

of birth and death.

Our moment becomes 

the past.

 

Eye to eye we are one.

I war at our border.

Woodstock, Illinois, USA  / info@jeanmcdonough.com / 815.236.9272   

 

© 2019 by Jean McDonough