I might say, for example, "such and such a poem has an evaporating or deliquescing
syntax," meaning the productive distortions of language in a poet working syntactically--not representationally--at the edge of what can be articulated, like Emily Dickinson or Paul Celan, who as it happens translated a few poems of Dickinson.
Among the loveliest works are the recent galaxies of wire that aspire to a transparent linear dematerialization; though drifting, they never abandon their status as sculpture, yet they embody the perennial dream of solid mass deliquescing
into cloud and mist.
This may be why the deliquescing
fruit of the still life is so prominent in Fischer's work.
Sealed in an ersatz realm of deliquescing
and/or sliced-up forms, Schutz's figures embody a cartoonish horror that isn't really horrifying, and a joie de vivre that isn't wholly joyous.
Baume extends Althoff's "characteristic blending of memory and fantasy" to the Roman Catholic ambience that permeates Cologne--hence the iconography of saints and sinners, particularly the decadent, deliquescing
members of the quasi-Satanic "Urian Brotherhood"--but he stops short of identifying the artist as an actual rebaptized Catholic.