Plaster Sculpture

the abduction 2_edited

Sculpture by Anna Keiller, poem by Abraham Gibson.

The Abduction

A kiss is a weapon

it can strike you

Or stand guard… about your world

Loneliness is not bitter

if there is

… sun light in your soul

We do not care for summer

the birds chatter too loudly

the branches

… steal light

from the sky

Music is not ours

if we cannot hear its heart beat

love is not content

if we…

cannot hear its sigh

He found her sensuality

beautiful / disturbing

it reached him…

through her breath

over miles


across streams

The sun filtered

through the trees

like ribbons

The deeper he ventured

into the forest

the tighter

the ribbons

wrapped around his veins!

Be my soldier

Be my king

Hold me while I sleep

Be my soldier

Be my king!

Madness is a holding fast

and a letting go

His melancholy a dance with pain

that aches with hope

How do you keep a song quiet

that entices your every mood

if he could hear this music…

Who else could?

Their meeting place

was stained

ram shackled

danced over

And she has never been seen again

half of his mind…

still waits for her

half of his mind!

half of his mind

is being chased by the grief

Be my soldier

be my king

Be my soldier

be my king!


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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6 Responses to Plaster Sculpture

  1. Per Gulbrandsen says:

    Ojojoj, Anne vilken fantastisk dikt. Hade varken hört talas om diktaren eller dikten tidigare men den knäckte mig totalt ikväll…


    • Anna says:

      Hi Perra! Long time! Yes, Abraham wrote this poem for me after seeing the sculpture; I kind of based the sculpture on the ‘bergtagen’ fairy tale, you know the one I mean? About the girl who gets abducted by the Fairies.
      Lovely of you to visit my site xxx


  2. Per Gulbrandsen says:

    Och skulpturen till det – hur bra kan konst bli på en skala? Du är fantastisk! 🙂 Kram


  3. Sonel says:

    Absolutely stunning sculpture Anna. As usual you’ve created a masterpiece! Love the poem too. 😀 *hugs*


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