Art+Poetry Chicago 2011

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Art+Poetry Chicago Leading Entry:
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Play Me by Olea Nova
Oil on canvas 26" wide by 42" tall
2000
http://www.oleanova.com/index.html

Olea Nova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.  She is a graduate of the University of Humanities and Social Sciences in St. Petersburg and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Her body of work spans the media of painting, drawing, printmaking and video.  Olea Nova lives and works in Chicago.

Truths to be told
Lies that you hold
Life isn’t poker
I can’t just fold
Life is a gamble
Raising my standards
Hit, stay, double down
In between, I bust
Who am I?
Not a dealer
Neither big nor small blind
Just a prospective, that is all

Sooner or later
My chips will be spent
Thrown away, down the drain