ombligo/intaglio​ ​is​ ​a​ ​meditation​ ​on​​permanence—in ice,​ ​sand,​ ​archives​ ​or​ ​sound,​ ​Catholicism​ ​and​ ​catheters.​ ​

The​ ​author​ ​is​ ​vellum​ ​and gauze,​ ​icemelt​ ​and​ ​chalk;​ ​she​ ​vanishes​ ​into​ ​her​ ​material.​ ​

 

—What​ ​is​ ​brushed​ ​away​ ​in the​ ​act​ ​of​ ​excavation?​ ​

— A​n​ ​archeological​ ​sequence​ ​of​ ​matter​ ​and ephemerality​ ​and​ ​its​ ​affects​ ​of​ ​discipline​ ​and​ ​devotion.

cover art by Nicole Simpkins

"these things remind me of ombligo:" —c

Nicole interpreted my work and made a long scroll out of it: