Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The coconut plucker

The coconut plucker's feet are bound by a piece of rag. His legs are a unit for climbing. 

The motorbike's handlebar is bound with a piece of shiny orange cloth. It moves forward blessed. 

The betel leaf merchant's wooden circular carrier is bound with thin bits of material. Like a crisscrossed wheel it functions beautifully. 

If I were a real artist I'd buy all the betel carrying wheels, "true folk craft," in the market and build them as an installation. 

If I were superstitious enough I'd find all the shiny orange cloth in town and festoon my possessions with it. 

If I composed theater pieces I would write of the dance performance made by the coconut plucker. 

1 comment:

  1. The man who takes coconuts down is usually referred to as a "plucker" rather than a cutter. Nice piece, BTW