Florence Pierce

Florence Pierce was one of New Mexico’s important abstract painters, in the ilk of Agnes Martin. These paintings of hers are on display at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art on Guadalupe Street. It may take a few minutes of quiet looking for their luminousity to shine. The show is called “Reflections.”

The following poem, written about Pierce, appears in my poetry collection MAP OF THE LOST (University of New Mexico Press):

..what comes in across the plains

white space+silence?

a few droplets
a child’s finger traces the windowpane

algebraic equation of expanse

how are you doing?

void, empty, blank, open

without footprints

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