Thursday, November 3, 2016

Mikaela Castledine #308 Can you get out of the way of my photo

Not only
do they want the work
they want the story
and the artist
to tell the story
but while some of them
are enchanted to meet you
there are some
who interrupt your explanations
to ask you to please move
out of the way of their photos

Can you move your hand off there
they say
or else just shout excuse me and gesture
with little waves of their hands
to indicate that I should move aside
(and yet they happily photograph
themselves in front of my work
what sort of ownership is that
is the selfie nine tenths of the law)

And the only reason I don't say
can you in fact fuck off
this is my sculpture
and if I want to be in your photos of it
then I will
is because the school group
who have paid for me
to educate them about my art
are watching
astonished at the rudeness
on display


  1. I think you are one of the sculptures. You balance the whole image so nicely.

  2. All of this is so beautiful,
    a fool has no part to play.
    Glad the school kids were aghast.


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