Fresco and fabric on paper

12" x 12"



inspired the poem 




I am trying in nature to collide with

my spirit, to master my

egregiousness, to own what makes

me glow, to Let Liberated personality

LOOSE while pressed against river

of a MAD reality at war with the 




I am over the knowing,

the tipping of the hat, the casual

glances suggesting nothing but

contempt — freeze and follow with

fists emerge once more coherent



I am used to not getting my way. I

am used to subconscious on the

sleeve. Expression which betrays

my meaning and rises up from that

dark interior from which I have

attempted to excavate One Bloody



I am tired of being a contradiction. At

once freed and shackled. I am

oozing ecstatic ennui torn between

worlds, feeling Galaxies apart from

either place I am to call my home


My spirit aches

My soul aches…


You are wanting me to speak.

You are wanting me to say

something to easy steeped hours of

deep laughing and deep yawn.

Reclaim the chest.


I am holding on to hope

It is all I can do now. Hold on to hope

    that I may find my place and

settle   that I may be comfortable in

the unknowing

of who or what may resound and

harmonize with these frequencies

hell bent on compassion, hell bent

on creation. And in the shadows I’ll

linger softly until I find the light.


—  © Faith Shakti Heyliger




Betsey Regan has exhibited extensively throughout the tri-state area for the last 40 years. Winner of many awards, residencies, and grants, she was bestowed the coveted NJ State Council of the Arts Fellowship. Her pieces may be found in scores of corporate and private collections. She has been working in three main themes since the late 70s: farm animals, the military, and female concerns.  "Is there a connection?, says Regan, "Let the viewer tell me."

"Woodstock 11" Betsey Regan


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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