It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"
Why not indeed!!"
WHY I LOVE JEFFREY SMART & DAVID HOCKNEY
It is only by hyperbole that i will listen
Realism fails us!Headlines must scream BLOOD!
before we wake for breakfast,and nod.
So-supersaturate my Technicolors
Make my art Industrial/Hyper-Realist
and i will see my swimming pool and gas station
in a new primary aesthetic.Talk of trees and birds
as Chinese as their disappearance.I live in cities
where cars and trucks steal silence.Trains rattle coal lines.
Noise and vibrations-yet Hockney/Smart share a Classic stillness
their paintings New York/Australia/Californian,with an Arcadian optimism
that belies pollution,waste,detritus.Art can fool us well-it sells emotions
We so much want Arcadia we will paint murals on Gaza prison walls
and paint wings on children,so they can fly away.