Debauchee of Dew in a Concrete Landscape
April 19 - May 17, 2008

I taste a liquor never brewed -
From Tankards scooped in Pearl -
Not all the Frankfort Berries
Yield such an Alcohol!

Inebriate of air - am I -
And Debauchee of Dew -
Reeling - thro' endless summer days -
From inns of molten Blue -

When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
Out of the Foxglove's door -
When Butterflies - renounce their "drams" -
I shall but drink the more!

Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats -
And Saints - to windows run -
To see the Tippler
Leaning against the - Sun!

Debauchee of Dew in a Concrete Landscape by MARILLA PALMER is inspired by the intoxicating prose written by Emily Dickinson. Using artificial and natural materials the artist fashions up hybrid sculptures and collages made with mushroom spores, pressed flowers, holographic paper, and Astroturf, aimed at creating a supernatural world.

Marilla Palmer has exhibited her work at numerous galleries including Pierogi and PPOW in New York City, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum at California State University San Bernardino, and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles. She has been included in dozens of group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Europe. Her work is the featured Critics Pick in the April 2008 issue of ARTnews magazine.