Finch Holes: Mixed Media

Challenge Me Vista

Composer’s Statement: Challenge Me Vista is in part the proverbial “walk up hill both ways” contrasted with the realities of my own day to days. I wanted to compare the “romanticized past” with a “cynical present” using anecdotal phrasing, and an emotional banter.

Challenge Me Vista the line and the poem is also a genuine plea to the wisdom of our ancestors. When they were paving roads, digging ditches, and hanging power lines, did they know what they were leaving us with? Did they know what their legacy would be? Or were they simply trying to make it through the day, to put food on the table, and sleep in a warm bed?





Photo Source: ThundaFunda


  1. A Video Poem: Under a Man Made Sun, by R.W. Perkins - February 6, 2012

    […] Composer’s Statement: “Under A Man Made Sun” is the second in a series of four videopoems Called “The Vista Poems.” This one is intended to represent something almost kitschy & nostalgic. Collectively, the four poems are perspectives on the way we view the past and how it collides with our future. The first of the vista videopoems is “Challenge Me Vista.” It can be found here. […]

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