Joelle Mercedes is a pájaro from El Bronx, NYC, currently nesting in Chicago, IL. Joelle’s artistic practice is a flight interrupted by a chaotic thirst for departures. In this detour a circular path unearths, the tart nectar of saudade. A curiosity with distance.
"the weight of my mouth anchors me"
~ C H I C A G O ~
I place a mirror tightly within the tips of my molars
releasing a few forms
a pit, a papaya seed, pieces of animal fur
symptoms of absolute decline
as I proceed to excavate
my stomach lining,
I find my heart smashed on a shiny glacier