The Sparkling 2nd Edition of Ralph’s Universe by Th. Trkstar Offers a Colorful Collage and Creative “Call to Arms” of Intelligence

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"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For Art establishes the basic Human truths which must serve as the Touchstone of our judgement." John F. Kennedy 26 October 1963 ..Although 'Ralph's Universe' is a small book it is good for the reader to realize that he or she is moving through a Universe and there are many things to do!

"Sometimes poetry must be studied. The nuances created by Trkstar gives the reader glimpses into a world rarely seen or understood. He has an almost Zen-like vision coupled with an obvious sense of humor that brings to light the extraordinary in the simplest things. A good way to experience this work would be through performance art. Ralph's Universe is an eclectic place to explore." - Ahnyez Young

Th. Trkstar is a pseudonomic creation. I just couldn’t imagine Gregory T. Garbulinski splashed across any book cover other than ‘Our Polish Heritage’.

Without the black and white artwork by Ralph Brackett no poetry would ever have been written. This project evolved from a set of cards I had printed. As almost an after-thought I included a couple poem bookmarks .... and so on and on, I just couldn’t leave it be.            

A free associated collage and small book eventually came to mind built around those same original black and whites. Also there would be a colorization, so colormaster Th. Trkstar was summoned forth.

More reference structure was looked at, criteria of design and content was that it would be short, readable, enjoyable, a complimentary companion to available artwork, and be able to fly on its own.                

*2nd Edition Ralph's Universe / Th. Trkstar*

A presentation of master crafted artwork and melodic flow of poetry. This unique unconventional original collection offers an entrance to explore, have fun, and enjoy!

Revolving and evolving through Ralph’s Universe centers upon reader entrance and motion. Accompaniment of an assorted array of short poems blend natural description, wonder, curiosity, conscious observation, resilience of mood, and humor in a gradual warm progression by Th. Trkstar.

There are five detailed Black and White illustrations. In an unusual coordination between original artist Ralph Brackett with fantasy colormaster Th. Trkstar a beautiful crafted colorization takes place.

Two copies of the 1st Edition were sent to President Bush early 2001. A card was sent back from The White House with seal and his signature.

The Text is: Thank You for your kind gestures and good wishes. To serve as President is a great privilege, especially at this momentous time in our country's history. I look forward to the challenges ahead and appreciate knowing that I can count on your support. Working together for justice and opportunity, we can fulfill the promise of America.

...from cardboard thoughts to actuality...and collective Intentions of Justice, Opportunity, and fulfilling America's promise to the Future World.

Truly - Th.Trkstar

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