michelle schields: high table from a tale


michelle schields has created a table that stands on long birches called ‘fujimori table’ for the ‘mint tells tales’ exhibition at the mint gallery. In my opinion, one of the most convincing pieces in the exhibition which makes me drift away in my own thoughts about tales.

‘there is once an old table’

there was once an old table who had tired old legs
a long tiring life nearly left him shreds

with years yet to come it planted some trees
It hoped that these birches would answer its needs

It wanted to ascend to the heavens above
at least to relieve its sore limbs thereof

the years went by and it measured the trees
with boxwood rules and patience indeed

just as it hoped the birches grew taller
as each year passed its worries grew smaller



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