Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ingrid's Grauman

Listen, the ceiling rumbles.
In thunderous movement above,
patrons enter the theater.
The footsteps crowd me.
Imagined darkness, but I can see
in the silence of my mind.

Under fluttering wings I preen.
The Chinese butterfly
is the ghost of Marilyn’s beauty.
I close my eyes
and a glittering past flashes by.
You are captured by body, the mirrors say.

Take control of the atmosphere.
Can I sweep through Grauman’s icon
with a purpose higher than the butterfly?
Quiet movements, well, I can find
I am captive by the sky.
And I'm calling out.

Would you take control?
And I'm calling out.
To be keen
enough to know liberty!
In focus,
I find wings.

I know it won't be long

before I leave it all far behind.

I move up through the darkest clouds
till I've lost, in the sun, every shadow of doubt.
"It’s the new Mother Nature taking over.

It's the new splendid lady come to call."

-Courtney Barriger- 
(The Guess Who)


This is a sneak peak of the seven piece transformation of Ingrid in Graumen's Chinese Theatre.  Thoughts and comments are welcome!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dresden Rising

 "Dresden Rising" - by Courtney Barriger

"Dresden, Germany arose from its own ashes after being firebombed severely in WWII. The city has rebuilt itself entirely. To me it is a great inspiration to persevere in spite of struggle. So, I was very excited with the outcome of this Dresden-like painting that a good friend of mine painted for me. It’s a good reminder to continually be rebuilding and pushing towards new goals." - Daniel Shippey 

The Big Six

Many of us are privy to the knowledge of how far the reach of The Big Six mass media conglomerates has become, but this image adds great perspective to the scale of that reach... there is a lot of unbalanced weight here.

For the full image, click The Big Six.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

NightBook Novel First Edition final sale and Farewell


This is a last minute, but still very pertinent invitation.

Having just arrived home from India, I have only this weekend to see friends and family before I leave for Los Angeles. So in order to say farewell to as many as I can, I am having an event for m...y self-published, first novel NightBook Short Story Anthology.

Saturday, May 5th. 11:00am-2:00pm. @

Chamblin’s Uptown
215 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

There are only 20 first edition paperbacks left. But I will take orders for the second edition.

Along with the novels is a display of the book art work.

Posters are available for purchase.

Come join me, if only for the farewell.